TRAVERSE CITY (AP) – Surplus salmon that has been harvested at Michigan Department of Natural Resources facilities is helping to feed hungry people in the state.

Some of the surplus is made available to the public by American Canadian Fisheries. The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports that the private vendor donates whole fish to veterans groups, food pantries and charities. Some stores also sell surplus fish.

Last week, Richard Hines picked up a batch of salmon from the American Canadian Fisheries facility in Grand Traverse County’s Garfield Township with the aim of helping feed the hungry. He fillets and freezes the fish, then disperses them to those in need of food.

Thousands of chinook and coho have been taken from the water so far this year as part of the surplus harvest.

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