Michigan Salmon Plant Reductions
Written by Greg Houtteman   
Saturday, 14 January 2006 15:23

Jim Dexter of the Michigan DNR presented the final details for Michigan's participation in the 25% Lake Michigan reduction of Chinook salmon stocking.  Michigan is the largest contributor to Lake Michigan Chinook stocking reduction accounting for 30%, but Michigan is also that largest contributor of Chinook plants.

 

 2005 Stocking

 2006 Reduction

 Michigan

 2,276,000

 683,000

 Illinois

 300,000

 50,000

 Indiana

 250,000

 30,000

 Wisconsin

 1,450,000

 306,000

 

 4,276,000

 1,069,000

     

 

 

 

When you look at the percentage of the reduction Michigan will account for 68% of the 1,069,000 total.  Jim Dexter also provided a site by site break down for how the reductions will be distributed.

North Lake Michigan Management Unit

 

 2005

 2006

 Ford River

40,000 

27,500 

 LBDN - Gladstone

10,000 

 10,000

 LBDN - Escanaba

11,000 

11,000 

 Manistique River

 54,000

45,000 

Central Lake Michigan Management Unit

 2005

 2006

 Medusa Creek

 298,087

 220,000

 Kids Creek

 235,332

150,000 

 Manistee Net Pen

 98,055

 70,000

 Lil' Manistee River

 490,275

 375,000

 Portage Lake Net Pen

 50,000

 0

 Big Sable Net Pen

 156,888

120,000 

 Muskegon River - Henning Park

 47,083

 Muskegon Lake Outlet

50,000

30,000

 Muskegon Lak Net Pen

50,000

30,000 

Southern Lake Michigan Management Unit

 

 2005

 2006

 Grand River - Riverside Park

 137,000

 75,000

 Grand Have Net Pen

 200,000

 175,000

 Macatawa River Net Pen (for 2006)

 55,000

 45,000

 Kalamazoo River Net Pen

 54,000

 45,000

 Black River

 52,000

 45,000

 St. Joseph Net Pen

 150,000

 100,000

 St. Joseph Ardent Pond

 37,304

 20,000

 
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