Wis. DNR Proposing New Rules for Lake Superior Commercial Fishing

Ryan Juntti
Updated: September 04, 2019 11:44 PM

The Wisconsin DNR is proposing new permanent rules that would affect Lake Superior commercial fishing regulations. 

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According to a news release, the proposed rules would update the "total allowable commercial harvest for lake trout." The release says it would also revise the requirements for using and marking nets and other gear, modify certain areas in which commercial fishing is allowed, and make minor revisions to harvest reporting requirements and the timeframe for returning unused trout tags. 

"By carrying out the Lake Superior Fishing Agreement, this rule will help ensure the sustainability of important Lake Superior commercial fisheries--especially lake trout and whitefish--for commercial, tribal and recreational fishers," Brad Ray, DNR Lake Superior team supervisor said in the news release.

The rule will not modify hook and line fishing regulations, the release says.

Written comments on the rule will be accepted until Sept. 9, 2019. They can be sent to Meredith Penthorn, DNR Bureau of Fisheries Management FH/4, PO Box 7921, Madison, WI 53707-7921 or by email to 


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