DNR Fisheries Research Vessels Begin Annual Surveys on Great Lakes

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced that all of their fisheries research vessels are back on the water.

The DNR says all four of their vessels are beginning their annual surveys of the Great Lakes fish population.

Their research is designed to collect and examine information on the fish habitat and community.

The DNR’s newest vessel, Research Vessel Tanner will complete fisheries assessment and evaluation on Lake Huron.

R/V Channel Cat will be assessing information in Lake St. Claire and Lake Erie.

Lake Michigan assessments will be conducted by R/V Steelhead and R/V Lake Char will work on Lake Superior.

The vessels will be in Great Lakes ports throughout the summer.

The DNR encourages people to visit the vessels and talk with crews about the fisheries assessment operations.

For more information on each vessel, click here.