St. Marys fish survey set

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) – A St. Marys River fish survey is planned for this month.

The river’s Fisheries Task Group is in charge of conducting the survey.

Fisheries biologists and technicians will be setting nets at more than 40 different locations – from Whitefish Point to DeTour.

The plan is to capture a variety of species and collect information on abundance, growth, mortality and size structure of fish populations. The survey is considered necessary to assist in managing healthy sustainable fish communities and fisheries.

Fisheries research biologist Dave Fielder said it marks the eighth time the river has been sampled under the current format since 1975.