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Bad apples could cost Erie its commercial fishing industry
Written by Toledo Blade   
Sunday, 02 April 2006 11:26

The fate of commercial fishing in Ohio waters of Lake Erie is at a tipping point in the wake of a yellow perch rackteering scandal in which 10 individuals and five businesses have paid fines totaling $356,000 for their part.

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Vector sold to Aqua-Vu
Written by Vector Tek   
Monday, 06 March 2006 16:21

Nature Vision Inc., innovators of Aqua-Vu underwater viewing systems today announced the acquisition of Richmond, Illinois based Vector Sportfishing. Throughout the Great Lakes region, Vector remains recognized for their series of elite-grade downrigger and trolling accessories. The move will almost immediately yield expanded brand recognition among Vector fishing products.

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Big Bert's death leaves a huge void
Written by Detroit Free PRess   
Wednesday, 15 February 2006 14:50

If you're involved in the fishing business on the Great Lakes, you probably knew Big Bert Cummings. And the way Bert's Custom Tackle has been growing, it's probable he soon would have been well known to trolling anglers nationwide.

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Charter fishing is booming locally
Written by Sheboygan Press   
Tuesday, 07 February 2006 09:23

Charter fishing businesses reeled in some big bucks last year, and a lot more tourists to the Sheboygan area. The 22 Sheboygan-based fishing businesses netted a collective total of $680,000, an increase of 15 percent over 2004, according to the state Department of Natural Resources.

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Perch charters given another nibble
Written by Chicago Sun-Times   
Wednesday, 26 October 2005 09:35

Perch fishing inches forward by the rule. Administrative Rule 810, filed for first notice last week, would open yellow perch in Illinois' Lake Michigan to charter fishing and continue the experiment with youth perch fishing in July.

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