State lawmakers deciding on fish farming

Great LakesState lawmakers will decide whether fish farming should be allowed in the Great Lakes.

A house committee held a hearing in Lansing today (Tue.) on a bill that would make it illegal.

Opponents of fish farming also released the results of a public opinion poll.

State Senator Rick Jones says the poll done by EPIC-MRA was credible.
Fish farmers say the problems with their industry are exaggerated and Canadians have been raising trout in Lake Huron for 30 years.

Other bills have been introduced that would create rules for a limited number of farms on the Michigan side of the Great Lakes.