Lamprey assessment to be conducted

MUNISING — A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada assessment grew will conduct work on Sucker River and Carpenter Creek in Alger County during Sept. 4-13 to estimate the abundance of lampreys in the river.

The information gathered will be used to determine the need for sea lamprey control.

A first step in the control of sea lampreys is to survey Great Lakes tributary streams to determine the presence of sea lampreys, which invaded the Great Lakes in the 1920s and have been a permanent, destructive element of the fishery ever since