Brought to U.S. from Europe (1800s) as high quality food fish
Sought by sport anglers in urban areas
Part of U.S. commercial catch in lakes Erie and Huron
Can disrupt spawning habitats of other fish species
Michigan Sea Grant helps to foster economic growth and protect Michigan’s coastal, Great Lakes resources through education, research and outreach.
A collaborative effort of the University of Michigan and Michigan State University, Michigan Sea Grant is part of the NOAA-National Sea Grant network of 33 university-based programs.