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DNR Fisheries "Conversations & Coffee" forums come to Houghton, Ironwood and Ishpeming this April

Contact: George Madison, 906-353-6651 or Debbie Munson Badini, 906-226-1352
Agency: Natural Resources

March 26, 2014

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources' Western Lake Superior Management Unit in Fisheries Division has announced public forums in Houghton, Ironwood and Ishpeming to discuss local and statewide fisheries management activities and concerns.

The forums will be held on Wednesday, April 9 from 7-9 p.m. (EDT) at the Ishpeming Township Hall located at 1575 U.S. 41 in Ishpeming; on Thursday, April 10 from 6-8 p.m. (CDT) at the Gogebic Community College located at E. 4946 Jackson Road in Ironwood; and on Wednesday, April 16 from 7-9 p.m. (EDT) at the Portage Lake District Library located at 58 Huron Street in Houghton.

"Conversations & Coffee with DNR Fisheries Division" will take place in each of the eight management units that oversee Michigan's fisheries. The purpose of these forums will be to meet managers and biologists, to discuss local issues and management activities, and to get specific questions answered.

These informal forums will also make information available on local and statewide regulations impacting anglers.

To see a full list of forums occurring throughout the state, visit For more information on the forums listed above, contact George Madison at or 906-353-6651.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state's natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. For more information, go to

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