Know Your Nets

Three Types of Nets

Boaters and anglers in particular need to know how to identify and avoid commercial fishing nets. Three types of nets currently used are Gill nets, Trap nets and Salmon nets. Check this site to learn how the nets work, what they look like, how they must be marked in the water, and Michigan laws. The site also provides safety tips and advice on how to avoid commercial fishing nets.

Parts of Lakes Michigan, Huron and Superior are open to commercial fishing as a result of an agreement – or Consent Decree – signed in August 2000 governing Tribal commercial fishing. Parties to the agreement include five Indian Tribes, the State of Michigan and the United States.

Ludington Area Charterboat Association and Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Announce Cooperative Effort to Improve Safety Around Commercial Trap Nets.