DNR sets daily limit of 6 walleye

The rule is based on a process adopted last year

Published On: Oct 12 2012 04:44:25 PM EDT
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LANSING, Mich. -

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says it's setting a daily limit for walleye catches on Lake Erie to six through April 30.

The DNR says the rule is based on a process adopted last year for setting catch limits based on real-time population data. Ohio adopted a similar approach in 2010.

Michigan's daily possession limit for walleye on Lake Erie is based on its share of the total allowable catch. That's set by the Lake Erie Committee under the Great Lakes Fishery Commission.

The 2012 total allowable catch for Lake Erie is 3.49 million fish, making Michigan's quota 203,000 fish.