commercial fishery exists in many forms around the lake
|There are 72
commercial fisheries in Ontario waters.
This has decreased from approximately 123 in 1979. Most are gill netters with the exception
of one major trapnet fishery in
extreme S lake Huron and one smaller trapnet fisher in the northern section
of the main basin as well. Virtually
all Canadian waters are open to commercial fishing with the exception of 2
lake trout refuges and some area specific restrictions.
|There are also 6
First Nations Aboriginal fisheries within Canadian waters.
fishery in Michigan is restricted to the area north of XXXX and south of
XXXX. There are NNN fisheries
licenced and all are trapnet fisheries.
|The COTFMA or
CORA fishery is found in the northern area of Lake Huron from the Straits of
Mackinaw to Thunder Bay. There are
approximately 42 fishers in this fishery.