by Lily Rex, Chesterton Tribune

Michigan Sea Grant/Univ. of Michigan

A once native species may be restored in Lake Michigan, and the economic output of the region’s fishing industry exceeds $22 million.

Those were the takeaways from the annual Lake Michigan Fisheries Workshop at the Hammond Marina earlier this month.

Dr. Mitchell Zischke of Purdue University introduced speakers for an evening of research funded by the Indiana-Illinois Sea Grant (region boaters may recognize the new weather buoy in the Michigan City marina as a Sea Grant project).

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