1929, as amended, shall be made with a 2-pound, 1- to 6-inch extension type gauge,
constructed per specifications detailed in department of conservation drawing no. 0-264.
Graduations of the calibrated scale of the gauge shall measure accurately to within plus
or minus .005 of an inch, and the weighted cylinder of the gauge shall weigh 2 pounds,
plus or minus 1/2 ounce. Prints of the drawing are on file at the department offices in
Lansing and are available upon request. The gauge may be purchased from the
department at cost.
(b) The mesh size of such nets shall be determined by extension measure between the
extreme angles of the mesh. The measurement shall be made inside of the mesh knots.
(c) The meshes to be gauged shall be at least 3 meshes removed from the side lines, and
in gauging the mesh, the gauge shall be held by the suspension ring, with 1 mesh
knot inserted above the upper string slot of a width nearest the diameter of the twine of
the mesh being measured and with the opposite knot inserted below the lower
identical size string slot. The weighted cylinder shall be allowed to settle slowly until
the full 2 pounds of the cylinder is acting upon the mesh being measured for a period of
at least 30 seconds.
(d) If the majority of 10 or more meshes selected at random by the conservation
officer from any part of the net do not conform to the measurements provided by Act
No. 84 of the Public Acts of 1929, as amended, or any valid rule adopted by the
conservation commission under authority of Act No. 218 of the Public Acts of 1955, as
amended, the net shall be deemed unlawful.
History: 1979 AC.
R 299.827 Closed commercial fishing season in Tahquamenon bay.
Rule 7. (1) It is unlawful during the period of June 1 to November 30 for any person to
catch or take fish of any species with net, set hook lines or other device of any kind
except hook and line and spear as permitted by law from that part of Tahquamenon
bay in Lake Superior described as follows: that area lying south and west of a line
beginning at the northerly projection of land in the west 1/2 of section 9, town 47 north,
range 5 west, and extending northerly to Tahquamenon island, thence northwesterly to
the mouth of the Tahquamenon river in section 14, town 48 north, range 6 west.
(2) The director of conservation may authorize, by special permit, the use of nets, set
hook lines or other devices for catching or taking fish within such area at any time for
the purpose of fishery management.
History: 1979 AC.
R 299.846 Pike-perch in Lake Erie; closed seasons and closure to gill nets.
Rule 6. To prohibit commercial fishing for pike-perch, and the setting of gill nets,
during the months of April and October, the provisions of subsection (1)(c) and
subsection (2) of section 6 of Act No. 84 of the Public Acts of 1929, as amended, being
S308.6 of the Michigan Compiled Laws, having reference to pike-perch taken from
Lake Erie are suspended and superseded by the following rule: