Michigan builds artificial reefs to preserve native fish species

May 11, 2012

Responding to the threat posed to the Great Lakes by non-native fish, Big 10 rivals University of Michigan and Michigan State are joining forces to create breeding grounds for native fish such as sturgeon and walleye.

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Construction Of New Rock Spawning Reefs Will Help Great Lakes Native Fish

May 9, 2012

The first of nine rock reefs is under construction in the St. Clair River delta northeast of Detroit. The goal of the project, which is led by Michigan Sea Grant, is to boost populations of lake sturgeon and other rare native fish by providing river-bottom rock structures where they can spawn.

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