Fisheries Workshops

Spring fishery workshops offer current research and information related to the status of the Great Lakes fishery.

Michigan Sea Grant and Michigan State University Extension, in partnership with the Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Division, USGS Great Lakes Science Center, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and local fishery organizations annually offer evening regional workshops to provide valuable information for anglers, charter captains, resource professionals, and interested community members.

Workshops include information and status updates on topics such as fish populations and angler catch data, forage or prey fish surveys, offshore fisheries and open water fisheries, as well as updates on fisheries management activities, citizen science opportunities for anglers, and a variety of other topics of interest based on specific regions.

2024 Workshop Videos

Lake Michigan and Huron Fishery Workshop, Mass Marking Study
Matt Kornis, USFWS

Lake Michigan and Huron Fishery Workshop Sea Lamprey
Shawn Nowicki

Lake Michigan and Huron Fishery Workshop, MDNR Management Updates
Randy Claramunt

Lake Michigan and Huron Fishery Workshop Predator Prey Diet Study Update
Matt Kornis

Saginaw Bay Watershed Fishing Regulations Survey
Todd Wills, MDNR

Southeast Michigan Fishery Workshop Detroit River Fish Community
Kristen Towne, USFWS

Southern Lake Michigan South Haven Fishery Workshop 
Ashley Elgin

Saginaw Bay Watershed Fishing Regulations Survey
Todd Wills, MDNR

Ludington Fishery Workshop 2024 USGS Prey Fish Monitoring
Ralph Tingley, USGS

Ludington Fishery Workshop 2024 – New Insights on Larval Fish Production
Paris Collingsworth, IL-IN Sea Grant

Ludington Fishery Workshop 2024, Lake Michigan Lower Food Web Changes
Paris Collingsworth, IL-IN Sea Grant

2024 Ludington Regional Fishery Workshop, Michigan Sea Grant update
Dan O’Keefe, Michigan Sea Grant