GREEN BAY -- Highlights of the Green Bay fishery and other updates on Lake Michigan will be shared by leaders from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources at the April 8 meeting of the Lake Michigan Fisheries Forum.
The agenda includes presentations by DNR fisheries biologists Tammie Paoli and Steve Hogler as well as by Dan Isermann, an assistant professor of fisheries and water resources at UW-Stevens Point. A major focus of the meeting will be the forum's governance structure with discussion and approval of the terms of reference.
The public meeting runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the at the Weyers-Hilliard Branch of the Brown County Library, 2680 Riverview Drive, Green Bay, 54313.
The Lake Michigan Fisheries Forum offers opportunities for citizens and stakeholders to hear the latest research findings, management news and trends affecting the lake. The forum is facilitated by the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute with support from DNR. Representatives from major sport fishing clubs on Lake Michigan and Green Bay, commercial fishers, the Conservation Congress and the University of Wisconsin System are formal members of the forum.
A copy of the proposed terms of reference as well as background information on Lake Michigan fisheries management can be found by visiting the DNR website, dnr.wi.gov and searching "Lake Michigan Fisheries Forum."