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Contact: Brad Eggold, DNR Great Lakes district supervisor or 414-303-0138

Lake Whitefish Virtual Meeting To Be Held Oct. 20

MADISON, Wis. – Later this month, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will host a third virtual meeting to hear from anyone interested in Lake Michigan whitefish.

This virtual meeting will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. Members of the public can access the meeting beginning at 5:45 p.m. via Zoom or by calling 312-626-6799 and using the meeting ID: 967 7139 3836.

DNR fisheries managers will be developing new regulations for lake whitefish for the commercial industry and would like stakeholder participation from a wide variety of sources. This will be the third of several public meetings over the next year to get feedback on the Lake Michigan whitefish fishery.

Some of the topics covered at this meeting will include:

  • a discussion of whitefish quota distribution scenarios and options;
  • a report of the current bycatch assessment project;
  • a review of whitefish information gathered to date; and
  • a discussion of future engagement timelines and opportunities.

Fisheries staff will share information using a PowerPoint presentation during this meeting. The call-in number will allow attendees to listen to the discussion; however, to better understand the information and see the presentation, the DNR recommends the public attend via the Zoom link.

Information, meeting notes and presentations from previous meetings on Lake Michigan Whitefish Management can be found on the DNR’s fisheries webpage.