The mission of the Marquette Fisheries Research Station is to enhance stewardship, long-term health, and balance of Michigan's fisheries and aquatic resources through scientific data collection, analyses, syntheses, modeling, dissemination of results, consultation, and mentoring. We are committed to maintaining and developing our Great Lakes vessel program which is crucial to multi-agency, basin-wide efforts to understand, protect, and preserve Lake Superior, Michigan's most wondrous, immense, and valuable resource.