Committee on Natural Resources to Hold Hearing in Alpena to Discuss Impact of the Cormorant

The Committee on Natural Resources is leaving Capitol Hill for the day and coming to Northern Michigan, where they’ll hold an oversight hearing on the cormorant, an aquatic bird, next week.

The committee will be holding a field hearing in Alpena next Monday, June 11.

They recently introduced the Cormorant Control Act, which focuses on managing the species populations.

The bird has been raising concern within the fishing game industry in the Great Lakes.

The DNR has gotten rid of 10 percent of the birds in the past, partly by oiling their eggs to prevent them from hatching, but now lawmakers are trying to find ways to more properly manage the bird.

The meeting starts at 2 p.m. at Alpena Community College.

9&10 News will have a crew there to bring you the latest on what comes of it.