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As alewife deaths rise, Michigan aims to boost king salmon stocking

By: Garret Elison,

EMPIRE, MI — The Sleeping Bear Dunes coastline along Lake Michigan has become a fishy graveyard.

Along the high-water mark, groups of small, silvery fish carcasses pile in the sand; a scene reminiscent of past decades when the invasive prey fish, native to the Atlantic Ocean, died in such quantity they were removed using bulldozers.

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