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DNR is fishing for feedback on lake sturgeon plan

The Department of Natural Resources is asking for anglers to weigh-in on the state's lake sturgeon management plan.


The Department of Natural Resources is asking for anglers to weigh-in on the state's lake sturgeon management plan.


The online survey is designed to help develop a lake sturgeon plan for Black Lake.


The Lake Sturgeon Management Plan will focus on past and future management efforts in Cheboygan and Presque Isle counties. The plan will follow the goals and objectives outlined in

Michigan DNR's Lake Sturgeon Rehabilitation Strategy

.


The

survey

should take only a few minutes to complete and will provide the DNR and its partners with additional information from constituents as they move forward with this management plan. Responses will be collected until Jan. 7, 2015.


The lake sturgeon, a remnant of the dinosaur age, is considered a species of special concern by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a threatened species in North America by the American Fisheries Society, a globally rare species by the Nature Conservancy, and a threatened species in the State of Michigan.


The lake sturgeon population in Michigan is estimated to be about one percent of its former abundance. The Huron-Erie corridor was, at one time, one of the most productive waters for lake sturgeon in North America.


For more information on lake sturgeon in Michigan, visit

www.michigan.gov/sturgeon


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