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The Power of Great Lakes Whitefish

Great Lakes Whitefish is of great economic importance to the region.


Dozens of Michigan fishermen and other folks earn much of their livelihood with Great Lakes Whitefish. The jobs benefit individuals, families and their communities, and the surrounding area.

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Fishing is a way of life for many family fisheries in Michigan. Several generations have fished both for their own needs and to sell commercially. Pride and tradition carry them through the seasons and the years spent on the waters they know and love.


Supporting and continuing an abundant supply of Great Lakes Whitefish is a top priority for fisheries in the area. Working in conjunction with the commercial fishery, state and tribal fishery management authorities manage the Great Lakes whitefish fishery to ensure its sustainability well into the future.