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.