NR 25.07(3)(d) (d) Applicants for Lake Michigan chub fishing permits and individual licensee catch quotas under sub. (2) (a) and (am) shall select and designate on their applications the northern chub fishing zone, the southern chub fishing zone or both zones as the waters they wish to fish chubs in.
NR 25.07(4) (4)Assessment quota. Fish harvested under contract for the department for assessment purposes may not be considered part of nor deducted from an individual licensee catch quota.
NR 25.07(5) (5)Period of validity. Individual licensee catch quotas and fishing permits determined and issued in accordance with this section shall be issued on a license year basis. They shall be valid only during the open season for the species of fish subject to the harvest quota and only while the quota holder or permittee holds a valid license authorizing commercial fishing in the waters to which the quota applies.
NR 25.07(6) (6)Reinstatement of quota rights. If the commercial fishing license of a quota holder is revoked under s. 29.519, Stats., the right to that quota and ranking, if any, shall be reinstated upon reinstatement of the revoked license and upon proper application.
NR 25.07(7) (7)Reallocation of surplus total allowable commercial harvest. If the number of eligible permittees is inadequate to utilize a total allowable commercial harvest established by s. NR 25.06 (2) (a) 3., (b), (c), (d) or (e) and allocated under sub. (2) (am) 1., (b), (bg), (br), (c), (d), (e), (f) or (g) 5., the surplus shall be divided permanently among the remaining eligible permittees based on the percentage calculated for each permittee under sub. (2) (am) 1., (b), (bg), (br), (c), (d), (e), (f) or (g) 5., respectively.
NR 25.07 History History: Cr. Register, September, 1976, No. 249, eff. 10-1-76; emerg. r. and recr. and cr. (2) (a) 1. eff. 5-16-79; r. and recr. Register, October, 1979, No. 286, eff. 11-1-79; r. and recr. (2) (a) 1., Register, June, 1981, No. 306, eff. 7-1-81; emerg. am. (1) (a), eff. 7-1-81; am. (1) (a), Register, August, 1981, No. 308, eff. 9-1-81; emerg. cr. (2) (a) 1. b. 6), eff. 1-2-82; am. (2) (a) (intro.) Register, April, 1982, No. 316, eff. 5-1-82; emerg. am. (2) (a) 1.b. and c., eff. 7-1-82; am. (2) (a) 1.b. and c. and (3), Register, September, 1982, No. 321, eff. 10-1-82; cr. (2) (a) 1.b.6), Register, February, 1983, No. 326, eff. 3-1-83; am. (1) and (2), Register, April, 1983, No. 328, eff. 5-1-83; r. and recr. (2) (a) 2., (2) (b) and (3), r. (2) (a) 4. and 5., renum. (2) (a) 3. to be (2) (a) 4. and am., cr. (2) (a) 3., Register, June, 1983, No. 330, eff. 7-1-83; am. (1) (b) 1., (2) (b) 2. c. and 5., cr. (2) (b) 1. c. and d., Register, June, 1984, No. 342, eff. 7-1-84; am. (2) (a) 1. b. and 2. a., renum. (2) (a) 3. c. to be 3. d., cr. (2) (a) 3. c., Register, July, 1984, No. 343, eff. 8-1-84; am. (2) (a) 2., intro. and b., 3. intro. and d., r. and recr. (3) to (6), Register, January, 1985, No. 349, eff. 2-1-85; emerg. am. (2) (a) 3. b. 2), eff. 3-15-85; am. (2) (a) 3. c., renum. (2) (a) 3. d. to be 3. e., cr. (2) (a) 3. d., Register, May, 1985, No. 353, eff. 6-1-85; am. (1) (a), Register, June, 1985, No. 354, eff. 7-1-85; am. (2) (a) 3. b. 2), Register, July, 1985, No. 355, eff. 8-1-85; am. (2) (a) 2. a., Register, August, 1985, No. 356, eff. 9-1-85; am. (1) (d), Register, February, 1986, No. 362, eff. 3-1-86; emerg. am. (2) (a) 3. d., eff. 5-5-86; am. (2) (a) 2. a. and b., r. (2) (a) 2. c., Register, October, 1986, No. 370, eff. 11-1-86; r. and recr. (2) (a) 3. d., Register, December, 1986, No. 372, eff. 1-1-87; cr. (2) (c), Register, January, 1988, No. 385, eff. 2-1-88; am. (2) (a) 3. b., Register, July, 1988, No. 391, eff. 8-1-88; r. (2) (a) 3. d. 3), am. (2) (a) 1. and 3. intro., cr. (2) (a) 1m., r. and recr. (2) (a) 2. a., Register, January, 1989, No. 397, eff. 7-1-89, except (2) (a) 3. d. 3), eff. 2-1-89; r. (2) (a) 4., (b) 4. and (c) 5., am. (2) (b) 5., Register, June, 1989, No. 402, eff. 7-1-89; emerg. renum. (2) (b) 1. to 3. to be 2. to 4. and am. 2. intro., c. and d., 3. c. and 4., cr. (2) (b) 1., (bg) and (d) to (g), eff. 7-1-89; renum. (2) (b) 1. to 3. to be 2. to 4. and am. (2) (b) 2. intro., c. and d., 3. c. and 4., cr. (2) (b) 1., (bg), (br) and (d) to (g), Register, October, 1989, No. 406, eff. 11-1-89; emerg. r. (2) (b) 5. and (c), renum. (2) (d) to (g) to be (2) (c) to (f), am. (3) (a) and (b), eff. 4-1-91; r. (2) (b) 5. and (c), renum. (2) (d) to (g) to be (2) (c) to (f), am. (3) (a) and (b), Register, August, 1991, No. 428, eff. 9-1-91; r. (2) (a) 3. b. 2) and c., (b) 3. b., (bg) 4. and (br) 4., am. (2) (a) 3. d., renum. (2) (a) 3. e., (b) 3. c., (bg) 5. and (br) 5. to be (2) (a) 3. f., (b) 3. b., (bg) 4. and (br) 4., cr. (2) (a) 3. e. and (7), Register, November, 1991, No. 431, eff. 12-1-91; am. (2) (a) 2. a., Register, March, 1992, No. 435, eff. 4-1-92; reprinted to correct error in (2) (a) 2. a., Register, May, 1993, No. 449; am. (1) (a) 2., Register, November, 1993, No. 455, eff. 12-1-93; correction in (2) (a) 2. b. and 3. f. made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, November, 1993, No. 455; r. and recr. (2) (a) 1. and 1m., am. (3) (d), Register, March, 1994, No. 459, eff. 7-1-94; am. (2) (a) 2. a., b., Register, February, 1995, No. 470, eff. 3-1-95; cr. (2) (g), am. (7), Register, October, 1995, No. 478, eff. 11-15-95; corrections in (2) and (3) (d) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 1. and 7., Stats., Register, February, 1996, No. 482; am. (2) (a) 2. a., Register, April, 1997, No. 496, eff. 5-1-97; corrections in (7) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, April, 1997, No. 496; am. (1) (intro.), (2) (intro.), (b) 1.c, (bg) 2. and (br) 2, Register, July, 1999, No. 523, eff. 8-1-99; CR 09-016: am. (2) (a) 2. (intro.) and (3) (a) to (c), cr. (2) (a) 3. Register January 2010 No. 649, eff. 2-1-10; corrections in (2) (a) 2. (intro.) and 3. made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 1., Stats., Register January 2010 No. 649; CR 13-001: r. (2) (a) 2., am. (2) (b) 2.c., (bg) 2., (br) 2., r. (2) (g) 5. d., am. (3) (c) Register August 2013 No. 692, eff. 9-1-13; EmR1627: emerg. cr. (1) (b), eff. 10-1-16; CR 16-061: cr. (1) (b) Register September 2017 No. 741, eff. 10-1-17; renum. (1) (b) 1. to (1) (b) 1m. under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 1., Stats., and corrections in (2) (g) 3., 4., 5. a. made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 1., Stats., Register April 2020 No. 772.
NR 25.07 Note Note: See the table of Appellate Court Citations for Wisconsin appellate cases citing s. NR 25.07.
NR 25.08 NR 25.08 Transfer of individual licensee catch quotas. Individual licensee catch quotas allotted under s. NR 25.07 (1) (a) or (b) or (2) (am) 1., (b), (bg), (br), (c), (d), (e), or (f) may be transferred by the licensee receiving the quota allocation to another valid licensee authorized to engage in commercial fishing in the waters to which the quota applies, who meets all criteria for receiving such a quota other than previous fishing history, subject to the conditions stated in this section.
NR 25.08(1) (1)Application for individual licensee catch quota transfers shall be made on forms provided by the department.
NR 25.08(2) (2)All or part of an individual licensee catch quota allotted under s. NR 25.07 (1) (a) or (2) (am) 1., (b), (bg), (br), (c), (d), (e) or (f) may be permanently or temporarily transferred by the quota holder.
NR 25.08(2m) (2m)A northern chub fishing zone permit issued under s. NR 25.07 (2) (a) 1., may be permanently transferred by the permit holder only in conjunction with the transfer of the permit holder's valid license authorizing commercial fishing in the outlying waters under s. NR 25.04.
NR 25.08(2t) (2t)
NR 25.08(2t)(a)(a) All or part of an individual licensee catch quota allotted under s. NR 25.07 (2) (g) 5., may be temporarily or permanently transferred by the licensee receiving the quota allocation to another licensee who also holds a valid quota smelt fishery permit and individual licensee catch quota issued under s. NR 25.07 (2) (g) 5.
NR 25.08(2t)(b) (b) A quota smelt fishery permit and individual licensee catch quota allotted under s. NR 25.07 (2) (g) 5., may be transferred by the licensee receiving the permit and catch quota to a person who does not also hold a valid quota smelt fishery permit and individual licensee catch quota issued under s. NR 25.07 (2) (g) 5., only in conjunction with the transfer of the permit holder's valid license authorizing commercial fishing in the outlying waters under s. NR 25.04.
NR 25.08(3) (3)A licensee may designate on the application for their individual licensee catch quota a person to whom the licensee wishes that quota to be transferred in the event of the licensee's death or incapacity. This designation may be changed during the license year as requested in writing by the licensee. The designated person shall meet the criteria under this section for the transfer to occur.
NR 25.08(3)(a) (a) In the absence of such a designation, or a qualified transferee, or a transferee capable of accepting the transfer under this section, members of the immediate family of the licensee who meet the eligibility requirements of this section shall be offered the quota. The offer shall be made by the department in the following order:
NR 25.08(3)(a)1. 1. Spouse;
NR 25.08(3)(a)2. 2. Children, eldest first, then in order of age;
NR 25.08(3)(a)3. 3. Parents;
NR 25.08(3)(a)4. 4. Siblings, eldest first, then in order of age.
NR 25.08(3)(b)1.1. If a prospective transferee under this subsection is not eligible under the criteria of s. 29.519, Stats., and this chapter to receive a Lake Superior quota at the time it is offered, but he or she could become eligible within 2 years, the department shall offer the quota to the person. If the person accepts the quota within 30 days of the offer, the person shall have until 2 years from the date of acceptance to show that he or she meets the eligibility requirements of s. 29.519, Stats., and this chapter, during which time the quota shall be held in abeyance by the department. However, if it becomes apparent to the department that the person cannot become eligible within 2 years from the date of acceptance; if the person fails to become eligible within the 2-year period; or if the person does not accept the offer within 30 days, the department shall offer the quota to the next prospective transferee under this subsection, if any exist.
NR 25.08(3)(b)2. 2. If a prospective transferee under this subsection is not eligible under the criteria of s. 29.519, Stats., and this chapter to receive a Lake Michigan quota at the time it is offered, but he or she could become eligible within 2 years, the department shall offer the quota to the person. If the person accepts the quota within 30 days of the offer, the person shall have until 2 years from the date of acceptance to show that he or she meets the eligibility requirements of s. 29.519, Stats., and this chapter, during which time the quota shall be held in abeyance by the department. However, if it becomes apparent to the department that the person cannot become eligible within 2 years from the date of acceptance; if the person fails to become eligible within the 2-year period; or if the person does not accept the offer within 30 days, the department shall offer the quota to the next prospective transferee under this subsection, if any exist.
NR 25.08(3)(c) (c) All offers of transfer under this subsection shall be accepted within 30 days from the date of offer or be considered refused.
NR 25.08(3)(d) (d) The provisions of this subsection shall apply to quotas granted for license year July 1, 1983 to June 30, 1984 and subsequent license years.
NR 25.08(4) (4)Individual licensee catch quotas may not be transferred if the quota holder or the recipient are charged with a violation of outlying waters commercial fishing laws under which conviction could cause revocation or suspension of their respective commercial fishing license. This subsection shall apply from issuance of the citation or complaint until the matter is adjudicated or dismissed.
NR 25.08(5) (5)Individual licensee catch quota transfers shall be reviewed and approved or denied by the department. Such review and approval or denial shall occur within 20 business days after receipt by the department of a complete transfer request. The department shall notify the appropriate commercial fishing board of any transfer denial.
NR 25.08 History History: Cr. Register, January, 1985, No. 349, eff. 2-1-85; emerg. am. (intro.), eff. 7-1-89, am. (intro.), Register, October, 1989, No. 406, eff. 11-1-89; am. (intro.) and (2), cr. (2m), Register, November, 1991, No. 431, eff. 12-1-91; am. (2), Register, November, 1993, No. 455, eff. 12-1-93; am. (2m) and (5), Register, March, 1994, No. 459, eff. 4-1-94; am. (intro.) and (2), cr. (2t), Register, October, 1995, No. 478, eff. 11-15-95; correction in (intro.) and (2) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, February, 1996, No. 482; r. and recr. (3) (b) and cr. (3) (b) 2., Register, June, 1997, No. 498, eff. 7-1-97; am. (5), Register, July, 1999, No. 523, eff. 8-1-99; correction in (2t) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 1., Stats., Register, July, 1999, No. 523, eff. 8-1-99; EmR1627: emerg. am. (intro.), eff. 10-1-16; CR 16-061: am. (intro.) Register September 2017 No. 741, eff. 10-1-17; correction in (intro.) made under s. 35.17, Stats., Register September 2017 No. 741.
NR 25.08 Note Note: See the table of Appellate Court Citations for Wisconsin appellate cases citing s. NR 25.08.
NR 25.09 NR 25.09 Commercial fishing gear. Licensed commercial fishers conducting commercial fishing operations may only use the following gear subject to the conditions stated in this section and in the areas designated:
NR 25.09(1) (1)Lake Superior.
NR 25.09(1)(ad) (ad) Gill nets - 1 3/4 inch. With a mesh size of not more than 13/4 inch stretch measure.
NR 25.09(1)(ah) (ah) Gill nets - 2 3/8 inch. With a mesh size of not less than 23/ 8 inch and not more than 3 inch stretch measure:
NR 25.09(1)(ah)1. 1. Not more than 35 meshes in depth in water 12 to 60 feet (2 to 10 fathoms) deep or 210 to 330 feet (35 to 55 fathoms) only from January 16 through November 9;
NR 25.09(1)(ah)2. 2. Not more than 35 meshes in depth in water 60 to 330 feet (10 to 55 fathoms) deep only from November 10 through January 15; or
NR 25.09(1)(ah)3. 3. Not more than 60 meshes in depth in water of any depth and during any time of the year may be used provided the bottom maitre cord or lead line is at least 6 feet (1 fathom) above the lake bottom and the top maitre cord or float line is at least 12 feet (2 fathoms) below the surface of the water.
NR 25.09(1)(am) (am) Gill nets - 4 7/16 inch. With a mesh size of not less than 47/16 inch stretch measure:
NR 25.09(1)(am)1. 1. Not more than 36 meshes in depth and only when set on the bottom of the lake, including treaty fishers.
NR 25.09(1)(am)2. 2. In waters less than 330 feet (55 fathoms) deep only from November 28 through September 30.
NR 25.09(1)(am)3. 3. In water less than 330 feet (55 fathoms) deep, the total maximum feet of gill net with mesh size equal to 47/ 16 inch and greater which may be set by commercial fishers shall be determined by the department according to this subdivision based on catch-per-unit-of-effort (CPE) in order to ensure that total allowable state and tribal annual lake trout harvest quotas and individual fishers' harvest quotas are not exceeded.
NR 25.09(1)(am)3.a. a. The lake trout open season under s. NR 25.05 is divided into 3 periods. The department shall determine catch-per-unit-of-effort (CPE) and determine the total maximum feet of gill net with mesh size equal to 47/16 inch and greater which may be set by commercial fishers during each of the following 3 periods:
period 1: November 28 through March 31
period 2: April 1 through May 31
period 3: June 1 through September 30.
NR 25.09(1)(am)3.b. b. Catch-per-unit-of-effort (CPE) for each period shall be determined from department-monitored state and tribal net lifts occurring during each period.
NR 25.09(1)(am)3.d. d. The 3-year average catch-per-unit-of-efforts (CPEs) shall be calculated by the department as the average of the monitored catch-per-unit-of-efforts (CPEs) for the corresponding periods of the preceding 3 lake trout open seasons using data from department-monitored net lifts.
NR 25.09(1)(am)3.e. e. No commercial fisher may set more than his or her allowable gill net effort during each period of the lake trout open season. The department shall use the following formula to determine each commercial fisher's allowable gill net effort in feet of net:
period 1 allowable gill net effort:
Individual Lake Trout Quota x 1000
Period 1 CPE
period 2 allowable gill net effort:
[Unused Effort Period 1][Period 1 CPE]
Period 2 CPE
period 3 allowable gill net effort:
[Unused Effort Period 2][Period 2 CPE]
Period 3 CPE
NR 25.09(1)(am)3.f. f. Allowable gill net effort limitations for period 1 shall be made available by November 1 of each year. If a commercial fisher's allowable gill net effort has not been used by the end of period 1 or 2 and is reported by the commercial fisher according to s. NR 25.13, the remaining balance of allowable gill net effort in feet of net shall be carried over to succeeding periods within the lake trout open season but not carried over to the next lake trout open season. Allowable gill net effort limitations for periods 2 and 3 shall be determined by the department within 5 working days after the start of periods 2 and 3 using remaining allowable gill net effort reported according to s. NR 25.13.
NR 25.09(1)(am)3.g. g. The department shall calculate the allowable gill net effort for the overall state commercial and tribal effort in the same manner as described in subd. 3. e., except that the state or tribal lake trout quota shall be used instead of the fisher's individual quota.
NR 25.09(1)(am)3.h. h. State commercial and tribal fisheries' allowable gill net effort for period 1 for each lake trout open season shall be determined by the department and made available by November 1 of each year.
NR 25.09(1)(am)4. 4. May not be set in water less than 330 feet (55 fathoms) deep for the remainder of the lake trout open season by a licensed commercial fisher upon use of all tags issued for lake trout to the fisher under s. NR 25.07 (1) (a), or upon use of the total number of feet of gill net permitted to be set in any time period under subd. 3.
NR 25.09(1)(am)5. 5. Shall be tagged by the licensed commercial fisher using the gill net with an informational tag, supplied by the department, on the buoy staff above the water line. Each tag shall state the time and date upon which the gill net was set, the length of the gang of nets, the license number or fleet reporting number and the licensee's initials.
NR 25.09(1)(am)6. 6. May not be placed in the waters of Lake Superior from a boat or watercraft from January 15 through March 31, except as authorized by the department in a permit issued under sub. (6).
NR 25.09(1)(am)7. 7. May not be set or placed within 1/4 mile shoreward of the pot and lead of any entrapping net, except that if a trap net is set within 1/4 mile of a gill net, that gill net may continue to be lifted and reset in the same location.
NR 25.09(1)(ar) (ar) Gill nets - unrestricted size. With no restrictions on mesh size or the number of meshes in depth at any time during the year only in water more than 330 feet (55 fathoms) deep and only when set on the bottom.
NR 25.09(1)(as) (as) Gill net marking requirements. Shall be legibly marked on each float or on each lead with the license number or fleet reporting number of the commercial fishing license holder to whom it belongs.
NR 25.09(1)(av) (av) Gill net lifting requirements. Shall be lifted a minimum of:
NR 25.09(1)(av)1. 1. Once every 72 hours (3 days) in open water less than 96 feet (16 fathoms) deep.
NR 25.09(1)(av)2. 2. Once every 120 hours (5 days) in open water 96 to 210 feet (16 to 35 fathoms) deep.
NR 25.09(1)(av)3. 3. Once every 240 hours (10 days) in open water more than 210 feet (35 fathoms) deep.
NR 25.09(1)(av)4. 4. Once every 120 hours (5 days) in commercial ice fishing.
NR 25.09(1)(b) (b) Entrapping nets.
NR 25.09(1)(b)1.1. Only when the pot or crib is set, placed or operated in water not more than 90 feet (15 fathoms) deep.
NR 25.09(1)(b)2. 2. May be set, placed or operated only by permit issued under s. NR 25.10 (4) in that part of Lake Superior lying between a line extending due north of a point one mile east of the mouth of the Iron river in section 34, township 50 north, range 9 west, Bayfield county, and a line extending due north from the mouth of the Bad river in section 17, township 48 north, range 2 west, Ashland county, including all of the Apostle Islands area.
NR 25.09(1)(b)3. 3. May be used up to 10 such nets by each licensed commercial fisher, that being the maximum number of pots or cribs allowed.
NR 25.09(1)(b)4. 4. Shall be lifted a minimum of once every 168 hours (7 days).
NR 25.09(1)(b)5. 5. Shall have the fish holding pot portion rendered inoperable during the closed seasons for whitefish and lake trout and shall have the webbing removed from the water within 3 days after the close of the lake trout season.
NR 25.09(1)(b)6. 6. May not be placed within 1/2 mile of any other entrapping net.
NR 25.09(1)(b)7. 7. May not be placed or operated in the waters of Lake Superior during the months of April, May, June, July, August, and September if the mesh covering the top of the hearts of the nets is less than 14 inch stretch.
NR 25.09(1)(b)8. 8. May not be placed or operated in the waters of Lake Superior from a boat or water craft from November 28 through March 31.
NR 25.09(1)(b)9. 9. Entrapment nets fished in the area west of Bark Point known as WI-1 may harvest cisco, whitefish and lake trout less than 25 inches in length, and may only be used from April 1 to September 30.
NR 25.09(1)(b)10. 10. May not be placed or operated within 1 mile of a designated trout stream.
NR 25.09(1)(b)11. 11. Shall each be marked and maintained with 2 flags, one above the other, on a single staff attached to the inside or shallow lead end of the net, one flag on a staff attached to the pot or lifting buoy, one flag on a staff attached to the anchor at the outward end of the king line, and one float measuring a minimum of 5 inches in diameter attached to the anchor at the outward end of each net wing. All staffs shall be marked with reflective tape. All flags shall measure not less than 9 inches high by 18 inches wide and shall be displayed so that the top edge of the flag is not less than 5 feet above the water, except that the lower of 2 flags on one staff shall be displayed so that the bottom edge is not less than 3 feet above the water. Two flags displayed on one staff shall be separated by not less than 6 inches. All floats and all flags except the flag attached to the king line anchor shall be of a highly visible color commonly referred to as hunter orange or blaze orange with a color range between 595 nm and 605 nm. The flag attached to the king line anchor shall be a dark color other than orange. The license number or fleet reporting number of the commercial fishing license holder to whom each net belongs shall be displayed and maintained in legible, block figures at least 1 inch high on the bowl of the pot or lifting buoy. Flags are not required October 16 through April 14.
NR 25.09(1)(bm) (bm) All nets. The following regulations shall apply to all nets:
NR 25.09(1)(bm)1. 1. No net may be placed within 1⁄4 mile of any other net, and entrapment nets are further subject to s. NR 25.09 (1) (b) 6.
NR 25.09(1)(bm)2. 2. Within 24 hours of setting any portion of a net, the net shall be fully deployed and actively fishing.
NR 25.09(1)(c) (c) Encircling nets and trawls. Encircling nets and trawls are prohibited.
NR 25.09(1)(d) (d) Disposition of fish caught in nets. All lake trout caught in gill nets not less than 4 7⁄16 inch stretch measure set in waters less than 330 feet (55 fathoms) deep shall be kept and tagged except that, during November 28 through May 31, live lake trout may be released. Lake trout caught in gill nets in waters 330 feet (55 fathoms) deep or deeper or in entrapping nets may be returned to the lake or kept and tagged, except that dead lake trout 25 inches or less in length caught in entrapping nets shall be kept and tagged. All lake trout, dead or alive, larger than 25 inches in length caught in entrapping nets shall be returned to the lake. All lake trout and siscowet harvested by commercial and home use fishers shall be tagged in accordance with s. NR 25.06 (3).
NR 25.09(1)(e) (e) Ice buoy standards. Whenever ice may reasonably be expected to encroach upon fishing gear, in lieu of the requirements in s. NR 25.09, no commercial fisher may fish except with gear that meets the following standards:
NR 25.09(1)(e)1. 1. Ice buoys shall have an overall minimum length of 12 feet.
NR 25.09(1)(e)2. 2. At least two feet of any ice buoy shall extend above water with the license number of the commercial fisher visible.
NR 25.09(1)(e)3. 3. The top foot of the above-water portion of an ice buoy shall be marked with the highly visible color known as hunter orange or blaze orange.
NR 25.09(2) (2)Lake Michigan and Green Bay.
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