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Does anyone know where I can find RECENT info on the Cormorants push up the St Lawrence and into the Great Lakes. I know alot of fisherman are blaming these ugly ducklings for just about everything and I want to get some good, recent info to try to seperate fact from fiction. These birds are eating machines and can dive to up to 40 feet and swallow up to a 13 inch walleye. I believe they are a coastal bird and not orignally native to the Great Lakes.

Here is a link to the population of these birds in Lake Ontario in the last 20 years.
http://www.great-lakes.org/corchart.html

"Cormorants from LGI consumed more biomass of smallmouth bass and yellow perch annually than is taken by sport (bass and yellow perch) and commercial (perch) fishermen." LGI=Little Galloo Island in the eastern basin of Lake Ontario.

http://www.glsc.usgs.gov/science/communica...cts/1173abs.htm

http://www.newswise.com/articles/2002/2/BIRDS.CMU.htm
http://www.canoe.ca/CNEWSFeatures9906/21_c...cormorants.html
 

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Well, you already show so many sites I suppose you did a Google search with "Cormorants" and "Lake St. Clair".

I did see this one that says a new regulation is being considered giving states with comorant problems more flexibility to control their populations. That was just posted last week.

www.iaglr.org/hot/news.html

We sure do have plenty of them on Lake St. Clair.
 

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Lets teach Muskie to eat them.
 
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