Sea lamprey numbers up in Lake Superior

The population of blood-sucking, fish-killing sea lamprey in Lake Superior is going up, the Great Lakes Fishery Commission reported Thursday.

The commission said lamprey numbers are down in lakes Michigan, Huron and Ontario but up in Erie as well as Superior. And they aren’t sure why the Lake Superior lamprey population is more than double the target level.  Click on the following quote to access the full story.

“They had been on a downward trend for about eight years until this tick up,” Marc Gaden, Great Lakes Fishery Commission spokesman, told the News Tribune.

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