By Terry Kovarik
The research vessel Stanford H.
Smith makes its home port in Kewaunee. But the new 57-foot ship will give the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service a better assessment of white fish, lake trout and other fish stocks. The Smith is more suited to the waters of Lake Michigan and the bay of Green Bay than the 22-foot boat previously used. Ted Treska, from the Green Bay Fish and Wildlife Service office says the Stanford H. Smith provides a much larger work area while under sail.
Treska says the research finding during spring and fall assessments will provide a data base for researchers in other states and provinces.