Advancing Great Lakes Science and Management by Fleet Modernization and Standardization

Grant: # 1488

Grant Amount: $500,000.00

Board Decision Year: 2014

Michigan Department of Natural Resources (Lansing)

Whelan, Gary (whelang@michigan.gov) 517-373-6948

2014 Special Projects - Special Projects

Project Details

The GLFT granted the DNR $500,000 dollars to replace the R/V Chinook that operates on Lake Huron. A new vessel will ensure continuation of long-term monitoring efforts, increase vessel efficiency, and improve surveys for inter-lake comparisons. The vessel will collaborate with other state, federal, tribal, and provincial partner agencies on predator and prey fish stock assessments. GLFT partnership with the DNR in this venture will help to ensure the continued health of a muti-species fishery worth an estimated $74 million annually. 

The final report for this project will become available after grant is officially completed in 2017.