The Great Lakes Fisheries Heritage Trail reflects a network and partnership among museum, maritime heritage, fisheries and other partners cooperating across Michigan and the Great Lakes region to promote our rich fisheries heritage. The collective efforts of these partners is helping to preserve and interpret historical artifacts, enhance local communities and heritage-based tourism, and offer educational opportunities focusing on Great Lakes literacy and stewardship. Explore and connect with this network of organizations and partners!
Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan is an educational institution dedicated to providing the public with enriching cultural experiences in art, history and science.
The commission coordinates fisheries research, controls the invasive sea lamprey, and facilitates cooperative fishery management among the state, provincial, tribal, and federal management agencies.
Responsible for a collection of historic parks and sites in the Straits area that are managed by the Mackinaw Island State Park Commission.
Michigan Fish Producers Association promotes the development, conservation and protection of the Commercial Fishing Industry in the State of Michigan
The Michigan Maritime Museum is the heart of the South Haven (MI) Maritime District.
Engages with colleagues, students, stakeholders and communities to address social choices within specific environmental, economic and cultural contexts that advance or conflict with sustainability goals.
Federal Governments
National Marine Sanctuary dedicated to protecting the Great Lakes and their rich maritime history through research, education and resource protection.
A National Park Service-designated National Lakeshore rich in coastal natural resources, history, and heritage.
Historical Society serving to preserve and share the unique history of Beaver Island.
Nonprofit FPS preserves the Fishtown (MI) historic site, with associated commercial shops
Local Historical Society
Organization that works to preserve, interpret, share and promote the maritime heritage of the Great Lakes.
Web-based enviromental educational resources
Intertribal management for 1836 Treaty fishery
Tribal government management of Natural Resources
Intertribal Managment of Fish & Wildlife of eleven Objibwe Tribes
University or Colleges
University Institute supporting research and education on Great Lakes issues and ecosystems.
Michigan Sea Grant helps to foster economic growth and protect Michigan’s coastal, Great Lakes resources through education, research and outreach.
Wisconsin Sea Grant is a statewide program supporting research, education, and outreach and technology transfer dedicated to the stewardship and sustainable use of the nation's Great Lakes and ocean resources.