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Low but Stable: Yellow perch populations in Great Lakes’ bays and open waters-
The yellow perch is a staple of Great Lakes commercial and recreational fishing, and Friday fish fries.22
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Native Rights: Where Great Lakes Tribes can fish and how much is up for debate-
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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A big fight in Lansing over fishing rules on the Great Lakes-
With Great Lakes whitefish in decline, commercial fishers say they’re fighting for survival against state rules that would put them out of business. But recreational fishing advocates say the commercial trade needs more regulation.
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Fisheries Fight: Michigan commercial fishers bring MDNR rules to court-
“We’re not accepting the new terms,” said attorney Michael H. Perry, who represents the Michigan Fish Producers Association.
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Federal Relief: Great Lakes fisheries finally get a cut of COVID-19 relief funds-
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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Family-owned fishing businesses displaced by waterfront developments on Great Lakes-
Working waterfront access — the access needed by fishing folks to unload their catch, process fish and retrieve ice and fuel — is being affected by coastal gentrification.
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Multi-million dollar grant funds study of Great Lakes aquaculture-
The collaborative will study how much consumers would pay for local fish and emphasize buying local.
Ohio fishery charged with abusing, wasting game fish-
Employees were seen removing several fish from commercial nets, breaking their spines and throwing them back in the lake.