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Group trying to stage comeback for fish extinct in Michigan

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GRAYLING, Mich. (AP) -- A fish that served as the basis for the name of this northern Michigan city vanished from state waters more than 70 years ago, but it will be back if a private group has its way.

The Grayling Fish Hatchery steering committee is trying to raise $1 million to reopen a hatchery that operated for 50 years after it was established in 1914 -- shortly before grayling disappeared from the Lower Peninsula.

The group wants to acquire grayling eggs from a hatchery or the wild. The fish would be raised inside the hatchery building located on the East Branch of the Au Sable River, as part of an educational and historical exhibit.   more...

 



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