Great Lakes Fisheries Heritage Trail

Explore the life the lakes through our rich Great Lakes fishery history and heritage. Great Lakes fish are as ecologically, economically, and recreationally, valuable today as through time. Tour Michigan to experience how people have interacted with these amazing fisheries throughout time and still yet today.

The Great Lakes fishery reflects the story of people, fish, and fishing; and how we relate to aquatic ecosystems, biodiversity, water quality, and environmental change. The Great Lakes fishery is the thread running through all these aspects, serving as the gauge of resource sustainability and quality of life for people.

Great Lakes fisheries heritage sites throughout Michigan offer residents and visitors a unique opportunity to explore and experience hands-on the dynamic social, technological, and environmental changes shaping the fishery as we know it today.

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