Teach a child to fish and, well, you know the rest

Capital News Service
LANSING — Project FISH is focused on teaching a new generation of anglers, hoping to reverse the decline in the sale of Michigan fishing licenses. The project teaches water ecology, fishing techniques, rules and ethics of fishing and other skills like cleaning and cooking. A Project FISH — Friends Involved in Sportsfishing Heritage — workshop will be held March 6-7 in East Lansing. Project FISH was started in 1995 by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Michigan United Conservation Clubs and the Great Lakes Fishery Trust, said Mark Stephens, the education program coordinator. Since then the program has spread to 37 other states.