Ongoing walleye studies help DNR

Capital News Service
LANSING – The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is in its final sampling year of a tag-and-recapture study of the walleye population in the inland waterways of Northern Michigan. It’s part of ongoing research about the popular species by the Fisheries Division. “The studies have provided data on the exploitation rate of the population, walleye growth rates and the movements between waters,” said Edward Baker, manager of the Marquette Fisheries Research Station. Many of the state’s Great Lakes waters are world-famous for walleye. According to the DNR, the Lake Erie-Detroit River-Lake St.