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Tribes consider options over Mille Lacs walleye quotas


MILLE LACS — Gov. Mark Dayton's decision to keep Lake Mille Lacs open to catch-and-release walleye fishing after surpassing an agreed-upon harvest quota could lead to a lawsuit.

Melanie Benjamin, the chief executive of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, said in a Facebook post that treaty rights attorneys are assessing legal options.

This year's walleye harvest allocation was set at 40,000 pounds — 28,600 for state-licensed anglers and 11,400 pounds for tribal fishing.


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