USFWS To Apply Lampricide To Area Waters

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will be applying lampricides to the Carp River in Marquette County early next month.

The purpose of the effort is to kill sea lamprey larvae burrowed in the stream bottom.

Applications will be conducted on or about July 1st through the 10th in accordance with State of Michigan permits.

Application will be complete in about six days. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service assessment crews will also conduct work offshore of the Anna, Furnace, Little Garlic and Dead rivers and Five Mile and Harlow creeks in Alger and Marquette counties June 30th to July 11th to estimate the abundance of sea lampreys.

The information gathered will be used to determine the need for sea lamprey control.

Application dates are tentative and may be changed based upon local weather or stream conditions near the time of treatment.

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