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Great Lakes Invasive Sea Lamprey Decline is Good for Anglers

Posted on January 7th, 2016

Great Lakes Invasive Sea Lamprey Decline is Good for Anglers

In September, the Great Lakes Fishery Commission reported that high levels of destructive, invasive sea lampreys are now at a 30-year low in Lake Huron, a twenty-year low in Lake Michigan and below the target level in Lake Ontario.

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The commission also reported that although sea lampreys are above the target levels in Lakes Erie and Superior, the trends in both lakes follow a steady five-year decline. Sea lampreys are and always will be a constant battle in the Great Lakes. Today, the Great Lakes fishery is worth $7 billion to the people of Canada and the United States. Without sea lamprey control, the fishery would suffer significant ecological and economic harm.

News Update provided by asafishing.org .

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