Proposal could place more requirements on hunting, fishing guides

Commercial hunting and fishing guides would need state licenses under a proposal pending in a Michigan House committee. Supporters say that would provide additional safety for hunters and anglers if guides must carry liability insurance and know CPR and first aid.

Invasive mussels challenge commercial whitefish fishing in the Great Lakes

The spread of invasive quagga and zebra mussels in the Great Lakes has altered the ecology of lakes, including disrupting the food web in the lakes. Commercial whitefish fishers are facing challenges in their industry that may be the result of changes to the food web brought about by the presence of the invasive mussels.