Focus Areas
Native and Invasive Species

Many plants and animals rely on the Great Lakes to survive. Learn more about the birds, plants and animals — native and invasive — that call the Great Lakes home.

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Boating and Marinas

Michigan Sea Grant helps promote safe and environmentally sound boating and marina practices through things like the Know Your Nets campaigns and the Clean Marina Program.

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Coastal Communities

The Great Lakes are crucial to Michigan’s culture and economic vitality. Explore how the Great Lakes are intertwined with our way of life through land use, jobs reports, water access, coastal development and more.

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Hazards

It is important to be aware of potential Great Lakes hazards like dangerous currents, extreme storms and floods, harmful algal blooms and boater safety. The best way to combat these dangers is to be prepared and know how to respond.

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Restoration

From drinking water to economies built on commercial fisheries, restoration is fundamental to keeping the Great Lakes viable. MSG is leading and partnering on several large-scale restoration projects.

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Fisheries

Recreational, commercial and tribal fisheries are a vital part of Michigan’s heritage. Michigan Sea Grant conducts scientific research to lay the groundwork for sound fishery management.

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First Michigan Seafood Summit a Great Success
Upwellings February 2015
Michigan Seafood Summit
2015 Call for Proposals
Scientists Determine Additional Key Factors of Lake Erie Dead Zone
December Upwellings
New Clean Marina Certified and Eight Recertified
November Upwellings
Series of Clean Marina Videos Now Available
Fewer Fatalities Correspond with Cooler Temps in 2014
  • First Michigan Seafood Summit a Great Success
  • Upwellings February 2015
  • Michigan Seafood Summit
  • 2015 Call for Proposals
  • Scientists Determine Additional Key Factors of Lake Erie Dead Zone
  • December Upwellings
  • New Clean Marina Certified and Eight Recertified
  • November Upwellings
  • Series of Clean Marina Videos Now Available
  • Fewer Fatalities Correspond with Cooler Temps in 2014

First Michigan Seafood Summit a Great Success

The inaugural Michigan Seafood Summit was standing room only with more than 100 people in attendance March 12 at the Kellogg Conference Center. The morning sessions were geared toward practitioners and fishery professionals and provided an insider look at aquaculture, commercial fishing and fish processing. The afternoon sessions provided a more consumer-focused take on fisheries, covering the promotion, history and future of food fish in Michigan. learn more