The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has scheduled two public meetings in west Michigan next month to discuss Lake Michigan salmon-stocking proposals.

The meetings will be held Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the Ludington City Hall community room, 400 S. Harrison Street, and Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the South Haven Moose Lodge, 1025 Wells Street.

Much information has been swirling throughout Michigan and other states that border Lake Michigan on how fisheries managers will address future trout and salmon populations. Lake Michigan’s Chinook salmon population has been steadily decreasing since its peak in 2012, mainly due to a decline in the salmons’ primary food source – alewife.

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