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Two Position Memos

Even though we have ice on the lakes, Coalition to Protect Michigan Resources’ – CPMR has been hard at work. We ALL need to keep informed on this action and help protect our recreational fishing opportunities by supporting CPMR. The info below will provide you the key points on our stance: 1. Supporting Collaborative Data…

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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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January 12th Update

UPDATE: Current Negotiations with Michigan’s Tribes- Some Background   This is the first in a 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 government and…

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James Vander Maas 1941-2020

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of past President James Vander Maas. James will be missed by us all at the Coalition to Protect MI Resources. He was instrumental in much of the work this organization has accomplished. Our thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family. James Lloyd Vander Maas,…

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July 2020 Update

Fishing Agreement and the future of the Great Lakes Dear Members and Friends of the Coalition, Recently, the Traverse City Record Eagle reported on negotiations aimed at a new agreement on Great Lakes fishing between five Michigan Tribes and the State of Michigan. The Coalition to Protect Michigan Resources is participating in those negotiations as…

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March 2020 Update

THE TREATY NEGOTIATIONS ARE THREATENING   As many people know, the agreement that we have been living with for the last 20 years that has protected our Great Lakes sport fishery is expiring.  As of August 8 of THIS year, there will be no agreement or Court order that regulates the activities of tribal commercial…

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