New river reefs built to encourage fish spawning

Capital News Service
LANSING – Whitefish, lake sturgeon and walleye will soon have a new place to breed. A team from Michigan Sea Grant and its research and industry partners is currently laying rock for a new spawning habitat at Harts Light in the St. Clair River. This new habitat will span four acres, which is about three times larger than the spawning reef built earlier this year at Pointe aux Chenes near Algonac. Another reef will be built in the Detroit River next year.