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One year on from its great re-branding, here’s how Copi is doing locally
One year ago, the Illinois DNR, as part of a national initiative, began calling invasive carp “Copi”, a play on the word copious and a reference to the vast number of carp swimming in state waters. Read the full story by The State-Journal Register.
Duluth Seaway Port Authority Holds “First Ship” Welcoming Party
The Duluth Seaway Port Authority held a first ship welcoming ceremony Thursday morning. The invite-only event happened on the first saltie that came through the port earlier this week. That ship was the Federal Dart, which arrived on Tuesday and made history as the earliest saltie to come through the port of Duluth-Superior in the spring. Read the full story by KQDS-TV – Duluth, MN.
Why fish consumption advisories in Great Lakes states carry their own risks
Amid PFAS fears, oversimplified warnings could discourage residents from consuming a food central to Ojibwe lifeways. Read the full story by MinnPost.
Manistee magic: Shipping season begins, first ship arrives
Sam Laud, a 635-foot freighter, sounded its ear-piercing horn just after 8 p.m. Wednesday — one long blast and two short blasts to signal its long-awaited arrival to Manistee, MI — that officially begins the shipping season for this Lake Michigan port. Read the full story by the Ludington Daily News.
Sheboygan’s fish shanties, today home to businesses, reflect bravery of early fishermen: Throwback
Lake Michigan’s bounty of fish developed a thriving commercial fishing industry that continues to this day, but on a smaller scale. In the early days, fishing the waters on the lake was noted as early as 1836 by explorers who witnessed local Indigenous people spearing fish. By 1845, four extensive fisheries cemented the industry in Sheboygan, WI. Read the full story by the Sheboygan Press.
Will offshore wind someday power the Great Lakes states? A Lake Erie project may soon find out.
If all goes as planned, a renewable energy revolution could begin in a few years with a pilot project rising just eight miles off the Cleveland’s shoreline, above the waves of Lake Erie. The six turbines will transform wind rolling over the lake into electricity, then supply it to a network onshore. Read the full story by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Lake Huron fisheries updates to be shared at three different workshops
Returning for 2023, are the annual spring Lake Huron Regional Fisheries Workshops, which are free and open to the public. Whether you have an interest in the offshore fisheries, the Les Cheneaux and St. Mary’s River area or Saginaw Bay, a plethora of information will be presented in coming weeks about the Lake Huron fisheries. Read the full story by Iosco County News-Herald.
Environmentalists fear Lake Erie fracking, oil and gas industry says not to worry
A bill introduced to the Ohio House would prevent oil and natural gas drilling under Lake Erie, something environmental activists have been worried about, but the oil and gas industry said the legislation isn’t necessary. Read the full story by WEWS-TV – Cleveland, OH.
‘Critical’ Windsor-Detroit truck ferry poised to shut down
In operation since 1990, the ferry is the only legally approved border crossing for hazardous goods in the local area. Trucks carrying dangerous or flammable materials must otherwise cross at Sarnia’s Bluewater Bridge or, illegally, on the 94-year-old Ambassador Bridge. Read the full story by the Windsor Star.
Great Lakes vampires and a new moth helper for monarch butterflies
Michigan’s recurring webinar series on invasive species will return next month. The first session will detail the decades-long binational program to manage the effects of invasive sea lamprey on the Great Lakes. Read the full story by MLive.