– – Voice your thoughts on rules affecting Lake Superior commercial fishing regulations Sept. 4 in Ashland, Wis. Photo credit: DNR – – ASHLAND, Wis. — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will hold a public hearing to gather input on proposed permanent rules affecting Lake Superior commercial fishing regulations. The hearing will take place on Sept. 4, 2019 at 6 p.m. at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, 29270 County Highway G in Ashland. – – This permanent rule follows an emergency rule that became effective in March 2019. Both rules implement the 2018-2028 Lake Superior Fishing Agreement by updating the total allowable commercial harvest for lake trout. It also revises the requirements for using and marking nets and other gear, modifies certain areas in which commercial fishing is allowed, and makes minor revisions to harvest reporting requirements and the timeframe for returning unused trout tags. The rule will not modify hook and line fishing regulations.