The Department of Natural Resources will hold a preliminary public hearing at 6 p.m. on Oct. 13 to discuss a scope statement for future emergency and permanent rules relating to fish harvest in Lake Superior.

This hearing will be held virtually via Skype or by calling in to 1-866-715-6499 and entering passcode 7560802998#. The DNR recommends the public attend using a computer via the Skype link to best view the presentation.

To speak at the hearing, please pre-register by completing the fillable appearance slip and submit to

This preliminary public hearing will allow the public to comment on the general topics within the scope statement that the rule may encompass.

The scope statement must be approved by the Natural Resources Board prior to the development of rule proposals. As such, specific rule proposals will not be presented at the Oct. 13 preliminary hearing.

Written comments can be submitted to until Oct. 18.

Information on Lake Superior fisheries management is available on the DNR’s fisheries website.

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