The planned demise of commercial fishing is not just occurring in Michigan. It’s happening across the United States. On the east coast, NOAAs hopeful efforts along New England serve to wipe out an industry while doing nothing for the fishery.
A detailed analysis Michigan Department of Natural Resources fish harvest data point toward a healthier walleye fishery. However, the number of recreational fishermen fishing in Saginaw Bay has dramatically dropped over the past 30 years.