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Commercial fishing on Red???

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Did anyone else read the article in the mesabi paper on the 24th about Red Lake opening commercial fishing?

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Yes. I think commercial fishing was always in the plan. At least this time it is no nets, and so maybe the native americans can keep control and resist temptation.

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Yes. I think commercial fishing was always in the plan. At least this time it is no nets, and so maybe the native americans can keep control and resist temptation.


It is no nets at this time! That is not likely to last long.

They just invested $1 million dollars in the processing plant and plan to borrow another $1 million for further improvements.

I cannot see how they could possibly run a fish processing plant with a hook & line only supply of fish and make a profit!

Cliff

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Hook and line for now with a 50 fish per day per person limit. Netting soon to come. They are also looking at processing other fish besides walleyes. I hope they take protecting the resource seriously. It would be in their best interest to do so.

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I just think its to bad vermilion helps/helped to supply this commerical operation. Thats where our 'eyes' are goin!!!!!!!

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They stocked with fry from vermilion. Not stocking Red wouldn't have gotten more fry stocked in Vermilion. They wouldn't have hatched as many, or they would have gone somewhere else. Now whether it was an appropriate use of scarce DNR money, when most of Red Lake isn't even in Minnesota.... That is a matter of opinion.

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Del,

You are right. The fry would have gone somewhere else if they had not been stocked in Red.

All of Red Lake is in Minnesota though.

Cliff

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I thought that reservations weren't really part of Minnesota, especially Red Lake. Legally that is. That's what I meant. They are a sovereign nation within the United States.

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Oh ok guys I see what you mean. Thanks for the clarification!

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