Chippewa Ottawa Resource Authority

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August — October: Watch for salmon nets while navigating on northern lakes Huron and Michigan

Each net has large orange floats that are 6 inches by 14 inches spaced at intervals of 300 feet or less. The license number of the tribal fisher is on the net. Net ends are marked with staffs 5 feet in length above the water surface, colored with at least 50 percent reflective orange coloring and a 12-inch by 12-inch orange flag on top.
 
CORA strongly recommends that boaters navigate around the nets they encounter, rather than between the staff buoys set at net ends. These salmon nets may be set at the surface and are composed of thick twine.
 
Fishers from Bay Mills Indian Community, Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, and Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians are all required to uniformly mark their nets in the above manner.
 
For more information contact CORA Executive Director Jane TenEyck at 906-632-0043.