Michigan Sea Grant helps to foster economic growth and protect Michigan’s coastal, Great Lakes resources through education, research and outreach. A collaborative effort of the University of Michigan and Michigan State University and its MSU Extension, Michigan Sea Grant is part of the NOAA-National Sea Grant network of 33 university-based programs.

About Us

Michigan Sea Grant, a cooperative program of the University of Michigan (UM) and Michigan State University (MSU), is part of the National Sea Grant College Program. The UM School for Environment and Sustainability and the MSU Extension Greening Institute provide matching funds to carry out programs in Michigan.



Michigan Sea Grant is part of a national network of more than 30 university-based Sea Grant programs in coastal states across the country, administered through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Each Sea Grant program has three components: research, education and outreach.

Michigan Sea Grant supports a variety of research projects led by research teams based at universities in Michigan. The program also supports extension educators located in coastal communities and communications specialists that support public outreach. Education efforts highlight information about Michigan’s coastal Great Lakes areas.

Brandon Schroeder, Extension Educator
Phone: 989-354-9885, Email: schroe45@msu.edu
Mark Breederland, Extension Educator
Phone: (231) 590-0413, Email: breederl@msu.edu
More Information
A profile of the Bay Port Fish Company posted on the Michigan Fish Producers Association and Greaet Lakes Whitefish websites.
The Center for Great Lakes Literacy provides hands-on experiences, educational resources and networking opportunities that promote Great Lakes literacy among an engaged community of educators, scientists and citizens.
Great Lakes Fisheries Heritage Trail article featuring Evelyn S, written by MSU Extension and Michigan Maritime Museum.
An educational poster featuring Great Lakes fish species
A Flickr photo album offering images of commercial and recreational fishing in Michigan.
A profile of Gauthier & Spaulding Fishery (now retired) posted on Great Lakes Whitefish website.