Report highlights fisheries division accomplishments

Published 10:10 am Friday, May 13, 2016

A report highlighting the various activities of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Fisheries Division in fiscal year 2015 (Oct. 1, 2014 to Sept. 30, 2015) is now available online at

There are two components of this year’s report:

• A 16-page document with full details of the division’s work completed in the fiscal year.

• A trifold brochure (available as a PDF) that visually summarizes the content.

The 2015 Fisheries Division Annual Report focuses on the programs and work completed in an effort to maintain and improve Michigan’s fisheries. The report categorizes the division’s work within the goals it developed as part of its five-year strategic plan published in March 2013.

Highlights of the report include dam removal efforts, habitat work, fishing regulation changes, outreach and education efforts, state-record fish, fish stocking, partnerships, fish health and disease, prevention of aquatic invasive species, and much more.

“This year’s annual report components provide a snapshot of the Fisheries Division’s management of the state’s aquatic resources and are intended to provide Michigan’s citizens with a quick overview of our work,” said DNR Fisheries Division Chief Jim Dexter. “They also help to track our progress as we work toward completing our strategic plan, and we are proud to share the information with the public.”

The Fisheries Division welcomes input from readers of the 2015 annual report. Comments may be sent via email to