Archive for February 2023
DNR about-face on gill nets cannot be supported by its own science
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Division has a proud, well-deserved legacy of leadership in restoring balanced fish communities to the Great Lakes. A central element of this legacy was the Department’s recognition that lake trout restoration was all but impossible so long as tens of millions of feet of non-selective, lethal gill nets…Read More
MDNR Consent Decree Facts Wrong, Grossly Misleading
Recreational fishers may have received an email from the MDNR suggesting that all is well with a new proposed agreement between the State and four out of five tribes with Treaty preserved fishing rights in the northern Great Lakes. These FAQs are either false or grossly misleading. The issues involve how the Great Lakes fishery…Read More
State of Michigan, DNR Releases Questionable FAQ Document Related to Fishing Decree
The State of Michigan and its Department of Natural Resources (DNR) issued an “FAQ” document last week taking shots at angling and conservation organizations trying to protect our Great Lakes fisheries. The state has presented what it views as the most frequently asked questions related to a proposed Great Lakes Consent Decree that it…Read More
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