02 Nov 2015 Aquatic Research Laboratory Salmon Release – Lake Superior State University
Lake Superior State University President Tom Pleger dons academic regalia to sweep some of the 40,000 Atlantic salmon released into the St. Mary’s river in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., on June 2. This 1,718-gallon tank – one of six involved in the release – held about 5,000 fingerlings that were collected as eggs in the fall of 2013. LSSU students, staff and alums joined city officials and regional media to witness the event at the university’s riverfront Aquatic Research Laboratory. Along with a variety of Great Lakes research projects conducted with many partners, the LSSU lab has worked with the Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources every year since 1987 to raise Atlantic salmon, which are caught by anglers in nearly all of the Great Lakes.