A newsletter detailing the fisheries management activities of Southeast Michigan is now available on the Department of Natural Resources’ website at www.michigan.gov/fishing.

The 2013 Lake Erie Management Unit (LEMU) newsletter is intended to inform the public about fishery management activities completed during 2012. Egg-take efforts, fish rearing, stocking, aging and disease monitoring, lake and stream surveys, special projects and other activities are included in this newsletter.

The LEMU includes all or part of Hillsdale, Jackson, Lapeer, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Sanilac, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne counties. The LEMU manages lakes and streams within the Belle, Black, Clinton, Huron, Pine, Raisin and Rouge River watersheds.

The newsletter explains why fish surveys are conducted and how the resulting information can inform DNR fisheries managers. The history of fish management on some lakes and streams is also included. This collective information may lead to specific management actions such as fish stocking, fishing regulations, and the protection and rehabilitation of certain habitats.

Anglers are reminded that fish survey reports on many public waters in Southeast Michigan are available from the DNR’s Fisheries Division staff at the Southfield Operations Service Center upon request at 248-359-9040.

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