Sanctuaries for Lake Trout in the Great Lakes

by Jon G. Stanley, US Fish & Wildlife Service, Ann, Arbor, MI, USA,
Randy L. Eshenroder, US Fish & Wildlife Service, Ann, Arbor, MI, USA,
Wilbur L. Hartman, US Fish & Wildlife Service, Ann, Arbor, MI, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '87


Three lake trout sanctuaries have been established in Lake Michigan: the Fox Island Sanctuary of 121,500 ha, in the Chippewa-Ottawa Treaty fishing zone in the northern region of the lake; the Milwaukee Reef Sanctuary of 160,000 ha in midlake, in boundary waters of Michigan and Wisconsin; and Julian's Reef Sanctuary of 6,500 ha, in Illinois waters. In northern Lake Huron, Drummond Island Sanctuary of 55,000 ha is two thirds in Indian treaty-ceded waters in Michigan and one third in Ontario waters of Canada. A second sanctuary, Six Fathom Bank-Yankee Reef Sanctuary, in central Lake Huron contains 168,000 ha. Sanctuary status for the Canadian areas remains to be approved by the Provincial government. In Lake Superior, sanctuaries protect the spawning grounds of Gull Island Shoal (70,000 ha) and Devils Island Shoal (44,000 ha) in Wisconsin's Apostle Island area. These seven sanctuaries contribute toward solving an interjurisdictional fishery problem.

Subject Headings: Lakes | Islands | Fish and fishery management | Reefs and sills | Coastal management | Shoals | Resource management | Water-based recreation | Great Lakes | United States | Wisconsin | Michigan | Lake Huron | Canada | Lake Michigan | Illinois

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