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Fisheries Division Library

  • About the LibraryThe Fisheries Division Library, located at the Institute for Fisheries Research, was established in 1930 to serve the fisheries biologists of the Michigan Department of Conservation. The library now serves the fisheries biologists of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources; University of Michigan faculty, staff and students of the School of Natural Resources and Environment; and the Exhibit Museum of Natural History. The collection now consists of more than 700 books; thousands of reports and reprints from around the world; and several journal, magazine, and newsletter subscriptions.
  • Searchable databaseHosted by The University of Michigan's Humanities Text Initiative, this searchable database contains our Fisheries Division Research, Technical, and Special/Management reports through 2005. See below for complete lists of all reports, including those published after 2005. Many are available as full text documents.

Fisheries Research Reports

  • Fisheries Research ReportsThe Research Report series contains the results of substantial research and study conducted by Fisheries Division staff. The reports may cover such topics as experimental investigations of fisheries issues, analysis of long-term observations of fish communities and habitats, analysis of catch data, or the results of comprehensive life history studies.

Fisheries Technical Reports

  • Fisheries Technical ReportsFisheries Technical Reports contain the results of population monitoring, techniques, management experiences, and reviews that are of interest statewide.

Fisheries Special/Management Reports

  • Fisheries Special/Management ReportsFisheries Special/Management Reports are substantial reports that deal with current topics of concern to the division and of general interest to other agencies and the public. In 1990 the series title was changed from Fisheries Management Report to Fisheries Special Report.

Status of the Fishery Resource Reports/Management Plans

  • Status of the Fishery Resource Reports/Management PlansStatus of the Fishery Resource Reports contain the results of major fisheries surveys of Michigan lakes and rivers. Each report briefly describes the environment, the fishery resource and the management direction for the water body. Tables summarize information on the fish species found. Full-text versions of Status Reports are now available!

Fisheries Division Reprints

  • Fisheries Division ReprintsFisheries Division Reprints are copies of articles written by Fisheries Division staff that have been printed in journals, magazines, or the publications of other institutions i.e., Great Lakes Fishery Commission.

Historical Fisheries Documents (Apposite Resources)

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