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DNR stocks more than 21M fish

HARVEY — Brown trout, coho salmon, steelhead, walleye and nine other species and one hybrid were among the roughly 21.28 million fish stocked in Michigan’s public waters so far this year. These fish weighed a combined total of 311 tons.

Michigan Department of Natural Resources staff made 449 stocking trips to 857 stocking sites, including Great Lakes, inland lakes and rivers. Eighteen specialized stocking trucks traveled 106,000 miles over the course of 2,693 hours to get the job done. At the Marquette State Fish Hatchery along Cherry Creek Road in Harvey, a total of 377,076 yearling lake trout, brook trout and splake — a hybrid of lake trout and brook trout — were stocked.

A cooperative teaching hatchery at Lake Superior State University stocked 19,894 Atlantic salmon.

The number and type of fish stocked varies depending on stocking requests, hatchery rearing assignments, and the source and temperature of each facility’s rearing water.

Learn more at MichiganDNR.com/FishStock or by contacting Jan VanAmberg, 906-341-5587, ext. 202 or 906-249-1611, ext. 306 or Elyse Walter, 517-284-5839.