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Register March 2020 No. 771
Chapter NR 26
FISH REFUGES
NR 26.01   Fish refuges.
NR 26.02   Lake Superior Fish refuges.
Ch. NR 26 Note Note: Section 23.09, Stats., provides statutory authority for this chapter.
Ch. NR 26 Note Note: Ch. NR 26 was repealed and created effective January 1, 1977 Register December 1976 No. 252. Ch. NR 26 was repealed and recreated by CR 15-023 effective January 1, 2016 Register December 2015 No. 720.
NR 26.01 NR 26.01 Fish refuges. The following areas are created and established as fish refuges and it shall be unlawful for any person or persons to take, disturb, catch, capture, kill, or fish for fish in any manner at any time listed, including the start and end dates, each year in, on, or along the following described water areas. - See PDF for table PDF
NR 26.01 History History: CR 15-023: cr. Register December 2015 No. 720, eff. 1-1-16; correction in (64) (d) made under s. 35.17, Stats., Register December 2015 No. 720; CR 17-051: cr. (16) (br), Register March 2018 No. 747 eff. 4-1-18; CR 19-016: am. (5) (a), cr. (15) (e) Register March 2020 No. 771, eff. 4-1-20.
NR 26.02 NR 26.02 Lake Superior Fish refuges. In order to prevent substantial depletion of the fish supply, the following spawning areas and nursery areas in Lake Superior are created and established as fish refuges and no person may take, catch, capture, kill, or fish for fish in any manner at any time in, on, or along the following described water areas:.
NR 26.02(1) (1)All waters bounded by a line from the Gull Island light south to the northernmost point of Michigan Island and then proceeding in a southerly direction following the shoreline of Michigan Island to the Michigan Island light, then southerly towards the center of the mouth of the Bad river in Ashland county to latitude 46° 40', then due east to the Michigan state line; then northerly along the state line to latitude 46° 59.3'; from that point due west to longitude 90° 26.5' and then due south to the Gull Island light.
NR 26.02(2) (2)All waters in which the bottom lies at a depth of less than 35 fathoms northerly from a line beginning 2 miles north of the Outer island light and extending westerly to the north end of North Twin island, then along the shoreline to the south end of North Twin island, then southwesterly to the north end of South Twin island, then northerly to the north end of Rocky island, then along the north shoreline to the northwest point of Rocky island, then northwesterly to the south end of Devils island, then along the shoreline to the north end of Devils island, then westerly to a point 2 1/2 miles north of the York Island Shoal bell buoy. The area within the refuge south of a line running northwesterly from the north tip of Devils Island to the refuge's western boundary, then due south to the southwest corner of the refuge and back to the north tip of Devils Island shall be open to sport and commercial fishing during period 3 (June 1 to September 30).
NR 26.02(3) (3)From the outlet of the cooling water discharge of the Northern States Power Company in the city of Ashland to a line located 50 feet in all directions from the outlet, from March 1 to May 15.
NR 26.02 History History: CR 15-023: cr. Register December 2015 No. 720, eff. 1-1-16; EmR1804: emerg. am. (1), eff. 2-6-18;CR 17-071: am. (1), Register June 2018 No. 750 eff. 7-1-18.
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