5 commercial fishing boats to dock in...

5 commercial fishing boats to dock in Manistee

There are 177 comments on the Ludington Daily News story from May 8, 2007, titled 5 commercial fishing boats to dock in Manistee. In it, Ludington Daily News reports that:

“Tribal Fishing with nets is culturally inherent to our people”

' Five commercial fishing boats operating out of Manistee could mean as many as 100 jobs to the area in the near future, according to tribal fishermen. via Ludington Daily News

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Phil McCrackin

Grand Rapids, MI

#165 Apr 8, 2009
Bizhikiinhs wrote:
“Mercury” raised! The Gill Net Tug “Mercury” was successfully raised last week in a tribally-coordinated salvage
effort.
Commercial Fishing Meeting. Tribal commercial fishing representatives are meeting with the Manistee area
group that last year was formed to facilitate information sharing on the net fishing activities. The meeting this
week will discuss plans and ways of communication with the sport and charter fishing community to avoid
problems this summer.
__________
Rots-O-Ruck, Tojo.
This is me

Traverse City, MI

#166 Apr 8, 2009
It's a shame that these hand full of non tribal members that have an issue with native rights spoil it for what used to be a great town.They need to realize that if you took our fishing rights away the thousands and thousands of civilized people that enjoy the taste of fresh fish that is provided by tribal members would be gone. Who do you think supplies all the restraunts, hotels, stores, in this area and more?
Think about it, really.
Just Me

Merrill, MI

#167 Apr 8, 2009
Mich wrote:
jbs.org..........
?????Explain

Since: Jan 08

USA

#168 Apr 9, 2009
this is me, does that include COD, POLLACK and talapia?
Phil McCrackin

Grand Rapids, MI

#169 Apr 9, 2009
Can you tell me how much fish the Little River fishermen have contributed?

Have they ever left the port and not sunk a boat?

It's kind of hard to fish when you have to close one eye to keep from seeing double.
This is me

Traverse City, MI

#170 Apr 9, 2009
Phil, your telling me that a non native never sunk a boat in these waters?? Think really hard. And I'm sure it's just as hard for the tribal fisherman to earn a living when they have sportsfisherman that can't see huge orange bouys sticking straight up out of the water. It's a pretty big lake out there in case you have not seen. Hundreds of other real sportsman can navigate around them. Ooops, I forgot your not in that class.
tribal gillnetter

Cheboygan, MI

#171 Apr 28, 2010
1pomofo wrote:
why do the indians even need to fish? arent they making enoughf off the casino and goverment funds or welfare?
wow is this state statement proof that ignorance is bliss or what.
i gill-net and follow all the rules (ALL!) if the non Indians are Lilly white then why is the state of Michigan DNRE rules and regs 200+ plus pages long? try reading a little history of the grate lakes fishing. purse sains,trolls and what ever worked this is what killed the fish stocks in the great lakes. but if you need to blaim someone Here i am. feels good to be so hated by someone so small minded!!
Fear my one man fishing operation with my 21ft open boat
little man!
tribal gillnetter

Cheboygan, MI

#172 Apr 28, 2010
TJ SPRINGSDORF wrote:
THE GILL NET SHOULD BE BANNED FROM THE GREAT LAKES THE FISH THEY ARE NETTING ARE FOR THE MOST PARTS ARE PLANTED. ARE NOT CULTURALLY INHERENT TO THE TRIBAL INDIANS.THE DNR WITH TAX AND FISHING FEES ARE RESTOCKING THE LAKES. YOU SAID A 100 JOBS, BUT WHAT IF THE LOSE CHARTER FISHING. HOW MANY JOBS ARE WE GAINING.IF THEY ARE TO COMMERCIAL FISH THE INDIAN SHOULD BUILD FISH HATCHARY'S TO HELP WITH THE RESTOCKING OF THE GREAT LAKES.
yes hang us up by our nuts, or maybe our nets!
try getting the facts first then open you mouth,
goggle commercial fishing great lakes 1700-1800's
do you see any Indians in them there pic's?
Hell no! what methods are they using ?
If Ignorance is bliss then you must be buzzing real high.
tribal gillnetter

Cheboygan, MI

#173 Apr 28, 2010
This is me wrote:
Phil, your telling me that a non native never sunk a boat in these waters?? Think really hard. And I'm sure it's just as hard for the tribal fisherman to earn a living when they have sportsfisherman that can't see huge orange bouys sticking straight up out of the water. It's a pretty big lake out there in case you have not seen. Hundreds of other real sportsman can navigate around them. Ooops, I forgot your not in that class.
how many Indian's have parked there boats on them there
break walls in ludington and manastee?
I watched as a long-liner dragged his rigs through my legally
marked nets even after i told him I had called the coast guard
and sheriff. guess he was laughing right up till they put him in cuffs. and he was fined $5500 dollars and lost all fishing rights for 10yrs. and payed for my new net!
I bet you call your self a christian,
Is that a stone in your Hand?
the bible says to follow the laws of the land and of GOD.
tribal gillnetter

Cheboygan, MI

#174 Apr 28, 2010
just some more info for you non Indians.
sea lampreys,ocean going ships discharging ballast water in the great lakes ,sea locks,
dredging,dredging and more dredging, canals,
reversing the flow of rivers, over commercial fishing in all 5 of the lakes, these are a few of my favorite things that you seem to forget about.
all done by non Indians(whites)
assuming you can read! look it up, read then
you will have the truth!
till then shut-up you beer swilling trailer park
Jerry springer, loving rednecks!
tribal gillnetter

Cheboygan, MI

#175 Apr 28, 2010
tribal gillnetter wrote:
<quoted text>
how many Indian's have parked there boats on them there
break walls in ludington and manastee?
I watched as a long-liner dragged his rigs through my legally
marked nets even after i told him I had called the coast guard
and sheriff. guess he was laughing right up till they put him in cuffs. and he was fined $5500 dollars and lost all fishing rights for 10yrs. and payed for my new net!
I bet you call your self a christian,
Is that a stone in your Hand?
the bible says to follow the laws of the land and of GOD.
just one more thought.
I guess that bible is just for
thumping not reading?
really is that jingle in your pocket the closest you"ll get to
common cents?(miss spelled on purpose can you say PUN?)
enoughbsalready

United States

#176 Aug 4, 2010
i find it quite interesting that the indians are so quick to abuse the resources in general. treaty or no treaty, when did their grandfathers/grandfathers ever use a motorized tank and modern materials to set and pick up nets. last i researched they did it with canoes, and hand stitched their own nets from organic materials. i am no bully by any means, and marking nets, they do an alright job, but rogue nets, they fail, but as far as i am concerned, if you want respect and to be treated like equals than save face and fish like your elders did, with canoes. until than, respect cannot be earned from fellow sport fisherman. i hunt with a homemade bow and arrow, does this mean that i am more indian than they are, or should i invent a tommy bow, and reap the land cause the white man $#@%ed my grandfathers/grandfathers, water without fish, land without animals, michigan without b.s. indians, no loss when one drops off of this picture, so will the others. last time i checked, the indians alive now have had the same freedom i have had for the past 68 years. so fish with canoes if you are still hurt since the white man gave you freedom, or $%#@in ride the goverment for all its worth. eventually things will work themselves out, look how good the economy has worked itself out after the recession we just had. lol
booshooaneen

Lanse, MI

#177 Aug 21, 2010
white peeps want it all and they want it now. they had it for the first 200 years now its are turn
john

Bloomfield Hills, MI

#178 Oct 13, 2010
Take a deep breath, lose the caps and use some puncutation, you big, dumb hillbilly. LMFAO!
I FISH BOTH WAYS

Petoskey, MI

#179 Aug 27, 2011
When done right its not going to hurt anything. The sport fishers need to stop cutting the markers and dragging the nets around, all this does is distroy the waters because the fisherman can not find them. As for calling us Indians, we are called that because a DRUNK white man ran his boat into the wrong country!!!! If its marked go around it!!!
WOW

Petoskey, MI

#180 Aug 27, 2011
Who killed all the buffilo I don't think it was the native americans. You want to talk about wiping out a speacies??? Don't tell me you are the best ohio has to offer!!!
enoughbsalready wrote:
i find it quite interesting that the indians are so quick to abuse the resources in general. treaty or no treaty, when did their grandfathers/grandfathers ever use a motorized tank and modern materials to set and pick up nets. last i researched they did it with canoes, and hand stitched their own nets from organic materials. i am no bully by any means, and marking nets, they do an alright job, but rogue nets, they fail, but as far as i am concerned, if you want respect and to be treated like equals than save face and fish like your elders did, with canoes. until than, respect cannot be earned from fellow sport fisherman. i hunt with a homemade bow and arrow, does this mean that i am more indian than they are, or should i invent a tommy bow, and reap the land cause the white man $#@%ed my grandfathers/grandfathers, water without fish, land without animals, michigan without b.s. indians, no loss when one drops off of this picture, so will the others. last time i checked, the indians alive now have had the same freedom i have had for the past 68 years. so fish with canoes if you are still hurt since the white man gave you freedom, or $%#@in ride the goverment for all its worth. eventually things will work themselves out, look how good the economy has worked itself out after the recession we just had. lol
tribalfisher82

Munising, MI

#181 Apr 6, 2016
fishbuster wrote:
The net's placed out of Manistee are marked accordingly, I will give them that much. But, I have to ask, are the net's even necessary? There is no money in this versus the revenue generated by the casino. I believe this whole netting operation is a complete farse & the LRBI is just doing this because they can. They will own the whole town of Manistee if we let them. I am watching the local economy in Manistee fall to complete zero, many small businesses have closed up or are close to it now. Our federal government has given all these rights to the sovereign nations and has given us nothing in return.(Except higher taxes, fuel prices, etc.)
not all natives work for casino or get percapitia and the ones that do fish commercially are working their ass off so until you know what it is like to pull a gang of nets out of a 100 ft of water keep your comments to yourself

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