NOAA announces $3 million to restore Great Lakes habitats

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The fisheries division of NOAA announced $3 million in funding aid projects in Michigan and Ohio by benefitting a variety of important local fish stock, including important spawning and nursery grounds for muskellunge, northern pike, pumpkinseed sunfish, largemouth bass, yellow perch, channel catfish, and bullhead.

This funding builds on years of investment in the Great Lakes to restore waterways threatened by poor water quality, contaminated fish, and other environmental concerns.

"Great Lakes communities deserve a clean and healthy environment and these projects will help restore Great Lakes Areas of Concern," said Pat Montanio, Director of NOAA's Office of Habitat Conservation. "This work shows how the GLRI is making a difference for communities across the region."