Algoma Gets A New Net Pen For Salmon

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Thanks to the cooperative effort between several Algoma Charter fishing companies and the Algoma-Kewaunee Area Great Lakes Sport Fishermen Club, the Ahnapee River in Algoma now has a net pen. The pen was installed on Monday, April 23, 2018, and about 18,000 king salmon were placed in the pen by the Wisconsin DNR.

A new net pen being installed in the Ahnapee River in Algoma on April 23, 2018.

A new net pen being installed in the Ahnapee River in Algoma on April 23, 2018. Photo courtesy of Fishin’ Magician Charters

 

A new net pen being installed in the Ahnapee River in Algoma on April 23, 2018

A new net pen being installed in the Ahnapee River in Algoma on April 23, 2018. Photo courtesy of RV Charters

According to the Algoma-Kewaunee Area Great Lakes Sport Fishermen’s Facebook page, the Ahnapee River will receive 29,000 more kings as a direct placement in about 2 weeks. Fish are placed in the net pens for a week or two to help imprint them to the rivers so that they will return at the end of their life cycle to spawn.

The new net pen was made possible by donations and volunteer work of several individuals and companies including Tweet Garot, Sunrise Cove Marina, Kinn’s Sportfishing, RV Charters, Fishin Magician Charters, and the Algoma-Kewaunee Area Great Lakes Sport Fishermen Club.

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