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Raising Fish: An inside look at how one hatchery is helping to restore native Great Lakes species

By: Kathy Johnson, Detroit Public TV

Running a Great Lakes fish hatchery requires a thorough understanding of biology, an affinity for mathematics, a solid grasp of physics and engineering, enough plumbing skills to qualify for union wages and a stomach impervious to the aroma of stinky fish.

Kris Dey has been running the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians’ fish hatchery for five years. The Little Traverse Bay Band is a federally recognized tribe whose historically delineated land encompasses approximately 336 miles in the northwestern tip of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

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