By Terry Kovarik
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Researchers will be going further out on Lake Michigan and the bay of Green Bay. That will be possible via the new 57-foot research ship Stanford H. Smith. Operating out of the vessels home port of Kewaunee, the Smith allows researchers to net larger catches and operate in a wider variety of weather and lake conditions. Ted Treska of the Fish and Wildlife Service office in Green Bay say the Smith will allow research on multiple fish species at one time.
Treska says that something that just wasn’t possible with smaller boats used previously.