Project F.I.S.H. is an educational program designed to provide fishing education and fishing skills to interested adults and youth from Michigan’s many diverse populations. This will preserve a natural heritage that ensures the future of fishing, which includes natural resources and environmental awareness, ethical fishing practices, fisheries stewardship, and positive developmental activities for children, families, and the community.

Project F.I.S.H. is a mentor based community supported program involving  many partners including schools, 4-H, sportfishing organizations, and mentoring groups within the community.  Project F.I.S.H. is a Michigan State University Department of Fisheries & Wildlife education program in cooperation with the Great Lakes Fishery Trust, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Michigan State University Extension and Michigan United Conservation Clubs.  Our goal in Michigan communities is to educate interested teachers and volunteers with our very exciting and hands-on activities and lessons and leave them with the materials and resources to get kids excited about fishing. Project F.I.S.H. trainings help foster community partnerships and provide access to curriculum and resources in support of teaching:  

  • Michigan Aquatic Ecology
  • People and Fish
  • Tackle Crafting
  • Angling Skills