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Providing funding to enhance, protect, and rehabilitate Great Lakes fishery resources

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Providing funding to enhance, protect, and rehabilitate Great Lakes fishery resources

Funding Priorities

The Great Lakes Fishery Trust (GLFT) pursues its mission through investments in four broad funding categories:

Link to Access to the Great Lakes Fishery page
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Access

The Access to the Great Lakes Fishery program provides funding to significantly increase access to the Great Lakes for shore-based angling and tribal fishing.

Link to Ecological and Biological Research page
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Research

The Ecological and Biological Research to Inform Management program provides funding to perform research to create a more resilient and stable fish community, increase the sustainable value of the fishery to stakeholders, and foster and increase self-sustaining fish populations.

Link to Habitat Protection and Restoration page
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Habitat

The Habitat Protection and Restoration program provides funding to preserve essential habitat; protect, restore, and stabilize important fish habitats; and increase habitat availability.

Link to Great Lakes Stewardship page
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Stewardship

The Great Lakes Stewardship program provides funding to increase awareness and understanding of the ecology of the Great Lakes so residents can be advocates for strategies that support long-term sustainability of the Great Lakes fisheries and become stewards of the Great Lakes.

News

For the latest information and news about the Trust or to view the latest edition of our Research Notes publication, please visit our News page.

November 17, 2022 in Research Notes

Conservation Genomics May Improve Lake Sturgeon’s Future

Fishery managers in the Lake Michigan basin have new information about the journeys and survival of wild and hatchery-raised steelhead salmon (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Managing the fish effectively requires understanding the proportion of fish coming from hatcheries or the wild, generally, and from which hatchery and which river tributary, specifically.
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November 8, 2022 in News

Whitefish campaign seeks to lift fisheries while fish stocks drop

Nearly four years in the making, a new fishing access is finally coming to fruition. In 2018, the City of Cheboygan reached out to Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, looking for assistance in improving Major City Park. Erosion along the Cheboygan River was something we could tackle; fishing platforms turned out to be the answer, as they keep foot traffic to a minimum and preserve river banks.
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May 10, 2022 in Research Notes

Natal Origins of Lake Michigan Steelhead Salmon Explored

Fishery managers in the Lake Michigan basin have new information about the journeys and survival of wild and hatchery-raised steelhead salmon (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Managing the fish effectively requires understanding the proportion of fish coming from hatcheries or the wild, generally, and from which hatchery and which river tributary, specifically.
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Upcoming Grant Deadlines and Reviews

For all grant deadlines and reviews, please visit our Apply page.

Jan 13, 2023
Research
Preproposal Deadline

Jan 17, 2023
Stewardship
Proposal Deadline

Feb 14, 2023
Research
Preproposal SAT Review

Feb 25, 2023
Habitat
Proposal Deadline

Apr 10, 2023
Research
Proposal Deadline