I would 10/10 take a Big Bite out of those.
7. MB: Pelican Lake = hot spot for illegal angling.
> Throughout the 2023 open water fishing season on Pelican Lake, conservation officers and patrol officers have conducted angling compliance checks, laying 46 fisheries charges totaling $7,518 in fines and $1,974 in restitution. 18 individuals were charged for angling with barbed hooks, 5 individuals were charged for angling without a valid license, and 22 individuals were charged for possessing fish that do not comply with size limits.
8. MI: Apparently bubbles can stop invasive carp?
> A coalition of organizations is developing an innovative and expensive engineering project at the 96-yr-old Brandon Road Lock and Dam on the Des Plaines River south of Chicago to block invasive carp from reaching Lake Michigan.
> The $1.146 bil project, paid for with 90% federal and 10% state funds from MI and IL, is meant to help prevent catastrophic damage to the $7 billion Great Lakes fishery and prevent untold disruption to the $15 bil boating industry….
> The new barrier will produce sound, electricity, a first-of-its-kind locking mechanism to flush lifeforms out of the river and a “bubble curtain” – a wall of bubbles – to block carp.
> “Remember the movie ‘Jaws’?” In this underground viewing chamber, they had this bubble curtain going in front of the wall thinking that that would stop Jaws from penetrating. But in this case, we’ve shown in the laboratory that bubble barriers can be very effective in keeping fish from moving through them.”
> He said fish will see the bubble curtain and swim beneath it. Additionally, silver carp “have a very unique connection between the inner ear and their swim bladder that creates an echo chamber, and that echo chamber reacts to a negative noise. That’s why they jump in the air and hit people in boats.”
I tried creating a bubble wall around myself one time, but my daughter just kept pushing right thru it lol: