Fisheries workshops scheduled in Houghton, Cedarville

Studies on lake trout will be one of many topics covered at a fisheries workshop April 29 in Houghton.

HOUGHTON — Michigan Sea Grant and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources will host fisheries workshops on April 29 in Houghton and April 30 in Cedarville.

The free workshops are designed for the general public, anglers, fisheries researchers and those interested in environmental issues.

“They will bring together a stellar set of speakers from across a number of academic, tribal, and government agencies,” said Elliot Nelson, Michigan Sea Grant educator in Sault Ste. Marie. Topics include changes in angler demographics, lake trout studies, buffalo reef restoration, cormorants, prey fish populations and more.

The Houghton workshop, focusing on Lake Superior, will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Eastern time in the Great Lakes Science and Research Center, 100 Phoenix Drive. For program information or questions contact Ron Kinnunen at Michigan Sea Grant, 906-226-3687.

The Cedarville workshop, concerning Lake Huron, will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Eastern time at the Clark Township Community Center, 133 E. M-134.

Registration for the workshops is requested but not required at