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Public meeting on Lake Michigan fishery set for Nov. 15

November 09, 2012 at 06:19 PM

Prairie State Outdoors

The public is invited to an informational meeting on the Lake Michigan fishery Nov. 15 in Des Plaines.

The meeting, to be held at the CMS Suburban North Regional Office Facility, is being hosted by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources division of fisheries. 

Topics include the status of yellow perch, changes to the Lake Michigan salmon stocking strategy, and changes to black bass regulations in the Illinois waters of Lake Michigan.

Topics:

Yellow perch

Yellow perch declined throughout the lake in the mid-1990s due to poor survival of juvenile perch after 1988.

Research has continued lakewide since 1997 to monitor changes in the population and investigate the factors contributing to the perch decline. 

Updates on the current status of the yellow perch population in the Illinois portion of the lake will be presented.

Chinook salmon

Increases in natural reproduction of Chinook salmon, and declines in the abundance of alewife required changes to maintain the predator-prey balance

Fisheries management agencies met with constituents over the past year and a lakewide public meeting was held in April 2012. 

Additional information will be provided on the 2013 changes to salmon stocking, including future management strategies.

Black bass

New bass regulations will bring Illinois in line with other Great Lakes states.

The black bass catch and release regulations and limit of one fish over 21 inches both were driven by public input and intended to increase the size and number of black bass in Lake Michigan. 

The mean size of fish has not increased over the past decade and abundance has actually declined slightly. 

Proposed regulations would match other Lake Michigan states.

Time and place:

The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 15

CMS Suburban North Regional Office Facility

9511 Harrison Street

Des Plaines, IL 60016

(847) 294-4134

Due to building security procedures, please park on the south side of the building and enter through the south doors

Time will be allotted for questions and discussion.

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