ASHLAND, Wis. -The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will host two public meetings on June 22 in Bayfield and June 23 in Ashland to discuss potential adoption of a Lake Superior cisco management plan.
Cisco hold significant commercial value and also represent a key link in the Lake Superior food chain, eating zooplankton and serving as prey for lake trout. In addition, cisco eggs serve as a primary food source for whitefish – another valuable commercial and recreational species.
Cisco may be sold fresh, smoked or in fish cakes but it is their roe that has gained significant commercial interest and it is prized in Scandinavian countries as “bluefin caviar.”
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Terry Margenau, DNR Lake Superior fisheries supervisor, said the commercial harvest of cisco in the Wisconsin waters of Lake Superior…