# Project Organization Contact Status Amount
0042 Investigating Solutions to Early Mortality Syndrome in Lake Michigan: More Effective Hatchery Treatment and Pathway Definition

Managing for sustainable salmon and trout fisheries in Lake Michigan is threatened by the occurrence of early mortality syndrome (EMS), a syndrome that reduces egg survival. This three-year project identified the most effective thiamine treatment methodology to maintain Lake Michigan hatchery production. A screening technique was developed to measure egg thiamine levels that will provide a tool to decide which eggs require treatment was developed. Once the cause and pathway of EMS is identified, fishery agencies will have the information to help manage the Lake Michigan fish community. Methodology and analytical techniques from this project can be transferred to investigate recent recruitment problems in other Great Lakes species.

Board Decision Year: 1998
U.S. Geological Survey - Biological Resources Division (Wellsboro) Honeyfield, Dale (honeyfie@usgs.gov) Completed $452,000.00
0041 Angler Access Improvement on Pere Marquette Lake

The City of Ludington angler access improvement project is located in downtown Ludington and was completed in the fall of 2000. This project provided enhanced opportunities for shore fishing of Great Lakes species as part of the new downtown harbor redevelopment project on Pere Marquette Lake, adjacent to Lake Michigan. The improvements meet the needs of residents and visitors to the area by maximizing access for families, seniors, and disabled persons. Improvements include restroom facilities, picnic tables, a fishing boardwalk, parking, and shelters.

Board Decision Year: 1999
City of Ludington (Ludington) Beutell, Mary (mbeutell@ci.ludington.mi.us) Completed $191,572.46
0040 Village of Elberta Angler Access Improvement

This project provided shore-fishing opportunities for Great Lakes species entering Betsie Lake as part of a larger recreational project involving creative re-use of the former car/railroad ferry site.

Board Decision Year: 1999
Village of Elberta (Elberta) Bower, Sharon (44@glftnoemail.org) Completed $171,717.00
0039 Identify and Plan for the Improvement of Access Sites

This project identified potential projects to enhance public and tribal fishing access in northern Lake Huron, northern Lake Michigan, and eastern Lake Superior.

Board Decision Year: 1999
Chippewa Ottawa Resource Authority (Sault Ste. Marie) TenEyck, Jane (jteneyck@chippewaottawa.org) Completed $24,771.14
0038 Big South Branch Pere Marquette River Habitat Improvements

This project implemented erosion control and habitat improvement measures on the Big South Branch of the Pere Marquette River. Baseline data were taken prior to improvements for benchmarking and evaluation purposes. Sampling occurred (following improvement measures) to determine the effect of the habitat improvements on natural salmonid reproduction.

Board Decision Year: 1998
Pere Marquette Watershed Council Inc (Baldwin) Schwikert, Richard (benthos1@aol.com) Completed $749,999.40
0037 Sutton's Landing Improvements

The Pere Marquette Charter Township angler access improvement project at Sutton's Landing was a pilot project (1998) of the Great Lakes Fishery Trust. This two-year project improved the Sutton's Landing Park, which served 7,500 fishermen per year prior to improvements. The boat launch provides access to Pere Marquette Lake, the Pere Marquette River, and Lake Michigan.

Board Decision Year: 1998
Pere Marquette Charter Township - Parks Commission (Ludington) Kelley, Joanne (pmclerk@peremarquettetwp.org) Completed $209,375.00
0036 Project Fish!

This project promoted better understanding of Great Lakes fisheries and factors required to sustain this natural resource through providing materials, training, and support for teachers and volunteer mentors who work with youth in schools, sport fishing clubs, and locally sponsored sport fishing events. This project indirectly provided better access to resource users, and promoted active stewardship of Great Lakes fisheries among youth and families. It accomplished these goals through exciting interactive learning materials, long-term learning experiences with mentors and clubs, and Family Fun Fishing Festivals.

Board Decision Year: 1998
Michigan State University - Office of Contract & Grant Administration (East Lansing) Dann, Shari L. (sldann@anr.msu.edu) Completed $210,620.00
0035 Fish for All

This project produced two education resources relating to Lake Michigan fisheries: a traveling exhibit and an exhibit catalog. These education resources enabled the public to contextualize present-day fisheries policies.

Board Decision Year: 1998
Western Michigan University - History (Kalamazoo) Chiarappa, Michael J. (michael.chiarappa@wmich.edu) Completed $194,921.16
0034 The Feasibility of Biocide Application in Controlling the Release of Non-Indigenous Species from Ballast Water

This project sought to investigate further the use of gluteraldehide to treat both no-ballast-on-board (NOBOB) and ballast-on board (BOB) shipping vessels. The main focus of this study was to access the logistics, efficacy, and environmental acceptability of treating vessels claiming NOBOB. A secondary goal was to evaluate the treatment of BOB vessels.

Board Decision Year: 1998
University of Michigan - Division of Research Development & Admin (Ann Arbor) Parsons, Michael (parsons@engin.umich.edu) Completed $255,407.48
0033 Building a Prototype Fishway for Lake Sturgeon

This project resulted in the building and testing of a prototype fish passage for lake sturgeon. Primary components included continued telemetry studies at White Rapids Dam to determine the best location for a fishway passage; tests with juvenile lake sturgeon to determine the best fishway design; and tests with other warm-water fish to determine the effectiveness for other species.

Board Decision Year: 1998
University of Massachussetts - Department of Forestry & Wildlife (Amherst) Kynard, Boyd (drboyd@forwild.umass.edu) Completed $133,452.00
0030 Big Sable River Access Improvements at Ludington State Park

This project improved angler access by connecting an existing parking area to the south pier. The improvements include the handicappe-accessible walkway and paved parking for approximately 12 vehicles.

Board Decision Year: 2001
Michigan Department of Natural Resources - Parks and Recreation Bureau (Lansing) Peterson, Paul (petersop@michigan.gov) Completed $378,453.50
0003 Development of a Statewide Great Lakes Ecological Information System at Michigan's State Fish Hatcheries

This project developed integrated and comprehensive Great Lakes ecological information/interpretive centers at state fish hatcheries.

Board Decision Year: 1999
Michigan State University - Office of Contract & Grant Administration (East Lansing) Alvarez, Juan (jalvarez@pilot.msu.edu) Completed $3,344,696.00