Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Alewives entered Lake Michigan in 1949. To reduce their numbers after a mass die-off in 1967, chinook salmon were introduced to the Great Lakes. Now alewife populations are at an all-time low, and chinook populations -- on which the sport fishing industry trades -- are in danger of being wiped out, too.

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