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The specifics of Great Lakes Tribes’ right to fish is being hammered out in court, even as state-licensed commercial fishers and the state of Michigan fight over their rules.
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“We’re not accepting the new terms,” said attorney Michael H. Perry, who represents the Michigan Fish Producers Association.
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Great Lakes tribal fisheries were included in the $30 million allotted for tribal fisheries nationwide. Another $15 million was set aside for “non-tribal commercial, aquaculture, processor and charter fishery participants” in Great Lakes states.
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The collaborative will study how much consumers would pay for local fish and emphasize buying local.
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Aimed at drawing in more investment and federal grant money for infrastructure and expansion, the Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority is launching its “Port Forward” initiative.