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The Les Voigt fish hatchery issue

By Al House

Les Voigt Fish Hatchery Brief History: Originally founded in 1896, The Les Voigt Fish hatchery was gifted to the state of Wisconsin in 1897 by R.D. Pike, an early Bayfield County entrepreneur/developer. Since then it has served as an important cornerstone of Wisconsin’s Lake Superior Fishery. During its history the hatchery has helped with the…

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April 28, 2016

By Al House

At the AISA membership meeting last night, after guest speaker George Meyer, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation’s presentation on their organization, a motion was made by member Pat Quaintance, and seconded by Vice-President Scott Bretting that the Apostle Islands Sport Fishermen’s Association petition to join the Federation. The vote passed unanimously. In addition…

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March 11, 2016 AISA current stance regarding a Lake Superior National Marine Reserve

By Al House

Many of you have heard about the effort to make the Apostle Islands a National Marine Reserve. And the AISA has been asked if we support this. At this time the AISA has not taken a position because of several concerns that have not been adequately answered. The creation of a National Marine Reserve for…

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March 8, 2016

By Al House

Between February 23 and 25, I had the opportunity to call on members offices of both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives to discuss Great Lakes related issues as part of the Congressional Great Lakes Day. I will do a complete report on our club website next week, but here is a short recap.…

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Letter to WDNR in Regards to the recent WDNR/Tribal Negoations

By Al House

Below is the bulk of the text of a letter the AISA Board sent to the WDNR in regards to the recent WDNR /Tribal negotiations. Good Day, The purpose of this letter is to inform the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources of concerns of the membership of the Apostle Islands Sport Fishermen’s Association in regards…

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