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Study: Role of inland fisheries often under-reported, undervalued

Charlevoix Courier (4/28)

Inland fisheries and aquaculture account for more than 40 percent of the world’s reported fish production but their harvest is frequently under-reported and ignored in the Great Lakes region and elsewhere, a new study says.

Great Lakes Science Waves


The latest edition of Great Lakes Science Waves, the newsletter of the U.S. Geological Survey - Great Lakes Science Center, is now available online. Topics include the Great Lakes Fishery Research Authorization Act of 2016, pheromone technology for sea lamprey control, and more.

Reacting to Flint crisis, EPA launches U.S. drinking water study

Detroit Free Press (4/26)

The public health crisis caused by high lead levels in Flint’s water and the toxic algae blooms in Lake Erie in recent years are among the threats being cited by federal environmental officials who called for a comprehensive look at how to better protect the nation’s drinking water

Floating bird carcasses make waves in botulism research

Great Lakes Echo (4/20)

Using satellites to follow dead birds drifting on Lake Michigan may hold the key to locating the source of the elusive botulinum toxin, which causes paralysis and death in birds.

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