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Salmon Fishing / Great Lakes #440163

NBC Evening News for Friday, Oct 11, 1968
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(Studio) 2 weeks ago, river near Great Lakes overflowing with salmon. Fishermen grabbed many and destroyed property on river banks. Fishermen barred from another river filling up with salmon.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Thompson, Michigan) Fishermen fish for salmon in Great Lakes. In December, 1964, film, Oregon gave million salmon eggs to Michigan conservation representatives In Mar., 1966, fish that survived dumped in streams off Great Lakes. Lakes had mostly contained alewives up until that time and fishing industry nearly dead.
REPORTER: Floyd Kalber

(Hammond Bay, Michigan) Conquering sea lamprey at laboratory makes salmon boom possible.
REPORTER: Floyd Kalber

(Platte River, Michigan) Great Lakes treated with chemical to kill lamprey development by United States Fish and Wildlife Service. Salmon ate alewives, grew 150 times their size and returned from lake to spawn. Conservation workers trapped fish to get eggs for more hatchings. Fish then sold to fisheries.
REPORTER: Floyd Kalber

(Lake Michigan) 6, 142 boats counted on 1 Saturday on lake to catch salmon. Limit is 3 fish per day and no smaller than 12 in. [MAN - calls salmon fishing greatest thing they ever did to Great Lakes. Got 45 so far.] [WOMAN - says loves it. They're good eating.]
REPORTER: Floyd Kalber

(Honor, Michigan) National Coho Salmon Festival held here. Parade shown. Lakes also stkd. with King Salmon which grows to 60 pounds each King Salmon fishing run to begin in fall of 1970.
REPORTER: Floyd Kalber

Reporter(s):
Brinkley, David;
Kalber, Floyd
Duration:
00:05:30

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