- Associated Press - Sunday, June 19, 2016

ALPENA, Mich. (AP) - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to apply a chemical treatment to Long Lake Outlet near Alpena to kill sea lamprey larvae burrowed in the stream bottom.

The Fish and Wildlife Service says the applications aimed at lamprey, an eel-like creature that attach themselves to other fish, often killing the host fish, will take place between June 27 and July 1.

The Fish and Wildlife Service says lampricides are selectively toxic to sea lampreys, but a few fish, insect, and broadleaf plants are sensitive. People confining bait fish or other organisms in stream water are advised to use an alternate water source because lampricides may cause mortality among aquatic organisms stressed by crowding and handling.

The Great Lakes Fishery Commission initiated chemical control of sea lampreys in 1958.

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