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Fisheries biologists, technicians and management teams are constantly making decisions on how best to manage Michigan's fisheries. Scientific, research-based decisions on rearing and stocking fish, regulations for fishing the Great Lakes, inland lakes and streams, and managing invasive species are some of the key elements Fisheries staff are doing daily.
Their hard work results in a flourishing fishing industry that enables you to enjoy all that Michigan's waters have to offer.
Bait and wholesale dealers
FACTS reporting system
We are actively involved in assessing dams, many of which are reaching or have exceeded their design life.
Learn about our efforts to protect and restore aquatic habitats and how you can help. Find grant information.
Learn about the invasive species threatening Michigan's waters and woods. Get reporting information.
Fisheries Orders, set by the Natural Resources Commission, contain full list of regulations and legal descriptions.