Fisheries professor on bringing fish populations back in the Apostle Islands
Wisconsin Public Radio

A small island in the Apostle Islands will remain a no-fishing zone for the time being.  

Researchers say the Gull Island shoal is a critical area for the comeback of lake trout in Lake Superior.Since it was established in 1976, the strategically placed Gull Island Shoal Refuge has brought back the fishing population from almost nothing to millions of fish today. UW-Stevens Point Fisheries Professor Michael Hansen doesn’t think this would have been possible without it, “We haven’t finished analysis but it sure looks like the refuge provided a high degree of protection.”

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