Shouting match between DNR director, coalition a tipping point in consent decree negotiations

A coalition of angling and conservation groups filed a motion to reconsider in federal court on September 16. The Coalition to Protect Michigan Resources (CPMR) has its roots in a 1979 court ruling that affirmed fishing rights under an 1836 Treaty. In 1984, the coalition was granted amicus status as the first agreement on fishing rights was negotiated…

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Michigan’s recreational fishing heritage and its sportfish need your help!

Hammond Bay Area Anglers Association | Michigan Charter Boat Association Michigan Steelhead & Salmon Fishermen’s Association | Michigan United Conservation Clubs   Michigan’s recreational fishing heritage and its sportfish need your help!   The Coalition to Protect Michigan Resources (CPMR) is currently embroiled in a legal fight against the State of Michigan over its handling…

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DNR using non-disclosure agreement to thwart growing opposition in fish negotiations

On Monday, a conservation coalition fighting to protect recreational fishing in Michigan’s Great Lakes filed a rebuttal to state and tribal filings in federal court (click to read). The Coalition to Protect Michigan Resources (CPMR) filed to intervene in the ongoing Consent Decree negotiations between five sovereign Native American Tribes, the State of Michigan and…

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Angling, conservation organizations file motion to intervene in ongoing consent decree

Original release located here. A coalition of conservation organizations filed a motion to intervene Wednesday in the ongoing consent decree negotiations between the State of Michigan, federal government and five sovereign Native American tribes. Judge Paul Maloney will decide on the motion, filed in a Western Michigan federal court (click to view the filing brief).…

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April 5th Update

UPDATE #3: Negotiations with Michigan’s Tribes- Issues facing Recreational fishers- Entry and Effort.   This is the third in the series of updates that we will be posting to let those interested in the sport and commercial fisheries of the Great Lakes know what challenges the Parties face in the negotiation of a new agreement…

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February Update

UPDATE #2: Negotiations with Michigan’s Tribes- Issues facing Sport fishers-Allocation   This is the second in the series of updates that we will be posting to let those interested in the sport and commercial fisheries of the Great Lakes know what is happening in the negotiation of a new agreement between the State, the Federal…

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