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Outlaw the sale of Walleye in Minnesota?

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I lived in Florida for 6 yrs. My favorite fish to catch and eat was the snook. I also liked the speckled trout and grouper. But the snook is the most sought after in-shore fish in the state. They are similiar to our walleye in taste and popularity. You can not buy snook in the supermarket at a restaurant or anywhere else in the state. If you want to eat snook you have to catch it yourself. If Minnesota outlawed the commercial sale of Walleye or held it over the Indians head as a negotiating tool I think our slot problem on Mille-Lacs would be solved.Especially if we teamed up with other Mid-Western States.
If you want to eat Walleye you should be catching them. Anyone buying them in the supermarket or restaurant is just supporting the commercial sale of the fish and helping out the Indians cause.
I will never eat a Walleye or a Pike from a Restaurant. If the restaurant owners started crying over this to bad. They can sell all the other fish and meat they want just keep walleye of the list.

[This message has been edited by Snook (edited 06-11-2002).]

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I think thats a great idea!! No market, no netting!! Except how are you going to keep them from selling out of state? Banning the sale of walleye would also help on Red Lake, when they open it up. If the DNR would have just managed Red for trophy crappies, we wouldn't have to worry about this. When was the last time that yo saw crappies for sale in a super market or restaurant? Instead, the Indians will just go back to netting because they know that they can sell them.

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