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Great Lakes Commercial fish netters getting more for less

It’s no secret that I do not like commercial fishing. I don’t like it in the oceans where the greed of commercial netters and long-liners have a long record of collapsing stocks of fish with little regard to sustainability. The oceans are huge compared to the Great Lakes. Commercial fishing in the Great Lakes has an even worse record. Commercial fishermen mined the native lake trout in all the Great Lakes except Superior to the point the invasive lampreys could finish the job of extirpating them. Read the rest here 16:30

Michigan DNR: Commercial Fisheries net $20 million for state economy

Lansing — The Department of Natural Resources’ Fisheries Division recently released data from its 2012 state-licensed commercial fishing season, showing that state-licensed commercial fisheries caught 3,762,000 pounds of fish with a dockside value of $4,087,000 prior to processing, marketing and retail sale. continue