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ENFORCEMENTOdanahWis.FundedthroughtheNationalOceanicandAtmosphericAdministrationsNOAASeaGrantprogramaneducationalprogramtargetingbothgillnettersandrec-reationalboatersanglershasbeenlaunchedwiththehopesofdiminishingthenumberofdamagedorlostnetsinLakeSuperior.WorkingwithpartnersSeaGrantandtheApostleIslandsSportFisher-mensAssociationGLIFWCwardensHeatherNaigusandDanNortharedevel-opingeducationalmaterialsincludingtwo5-minutevideostobetterinformbothnettersandsportanglersaboutnetsettingandsituationsinvolvingnets.Onevideostresseshowtosetnetssafelyandincludesalltheregulationssurroundingcommercialnetsforbothtribalandnon-tribalgillnetters.Thesecondvideoisdesignedfortheanglerwhomaycomeincontactwithasetnet.Itwilldiscusshowtobestextractequipmentfromanetwheretoreportthenetandhowtomarkthenetifithastobecuttoextractequipmentandthusleavingadriftingnetorsegmentofnet.DownriggersbeingcaughtinsetnetsisonefairlycommonproblemaccordingtoNaigus.Thesevideoswillbeavailableonthewebandwillbeshownatvarioussportclubmeetingsandtribalprograms.AnotheraspectofthegrantwillfeaturenetmakingwithNorthdemonstratinghowtoproperlymakeagillnet.Theoverallgoalistoreducethenumberoflostorghostnetsoftenaresultofeitherimpropermarkingoranincidentwherethenethasbeencutandlefttodrift.In2014Northreportsretrievingabout70008000feetoflostnetintheMichiganwatersofLakeSuperiorthroughSeptember.Thoseretrievalsarelargelyaresultofreportsfromboaterswhocanprovidecoordinatesofthenetslocation.Sometimeslostnetsarenotreportedbecausepeopledontknowwhotoreportthemto.ItishopedthatthisoutreacheffortwillhelpgetthewordoutsofolksknowwhotocontactifalostnetissightedsaysNorth.ReportnetstoGLIFWCat715-685-2114.PreventionisthekeyinSeaGrantGLIFWCpartnershipEducationfocusesongillnetissuesBySueEricksonStaffWriterNorthis2014OfceroftheYearFromtheleftNorthispicturedwithNativeAmericanFishandWildlifeSocietyGreatLakesRegionalDirectorsBillBaileyandDonReiter.CORAgrantfundedbytheNationalOceanicandAtmosphericAdministrationsSeaGrantProgramaimsatdiminishingthenumberofdamagedorlostnetsinLakeSuperior.AboveGLIFWCWardenHeatherNaigusispicturedwithaghostnetmarker.GhostnetscanbereportedtoGLIFWCathttpglifwc.orgghostnet.htmlorbyphone715685-2114.photobyDanNorthLacduFlambeauWis.TheNativeAmericanFishWildlifeSocietyNAFWShasnamedGLIFWCOfficerDanNorththePatriciaM.ZakovecMemorialConservationOfficeroftheYear.Withhiswifeandparentsinatten-danceNorthreceivedtheawardSeptember17atLacduFlambeauduringtheGreatLakesRegionalNAFWSannualconference.NorthhasworkedatGLIFWCsincethelate1990soccupyingarangeoflimitedtermpositionsincludingsealampreycontrolandLakeSuperiorfisher-iesaide.From2000totheendof2007Northservedasawildlifetechnician.In2008hemovedtotheGLIFWCEnforcementDivisionaswardenpatrollingbothLakeSuperiorandtheinlandcededterritoriesofUpperMichiganandnorthernWisconsin.NorthisaBadRivermemberandlivesnearOdanahWisconsin.TheawardsnamesakethelatePatriciaZakovecwasaGLIFWCdeputyadministratorinthe1980sandachampionofexpandingtheroleoftribalwardens.PatZakovecwasheroicinthepushfortribalconservationofficersrecog-nitionsaidWilliamBaileyGrandTraverseBandChiefWarden.ShesawthevitalrolecontributedbywardensthroughouttheGreatLakesregion.PastrecipientsoftheZakovecOfficeroftheYearawardincludeGLIFWCsKenRuskandFredMaulson.ByCharlieOttoRasmussenStaffWriter201415GLIFWCenforcementyouthactivitieseducationAlldatesaretentativeandsubjecttochange.Forupdatedinformationontheseeventsandotherspleasebesuretocheckourwebsiteatwww.glifwc.orgvisitusonFacebookorcallyournearestGLIFWCwarden.ClipSaveClassDatePlaceContactATVSnowmobileDecember6-7LacCourteOreillesMikePopovich715.292.7535LaurenTuori715.292.8343SnowmobileDecember14-17MilleLacsRobinArunagiri715.889.0734SnowmobileJanuary14-16St.CroixBradKacizak715.562.0030TrapperEd.March14-15LacCourteOreillesMikePopovich715.292.7535LaurenTuori715.292.8343GLIFWCWardenDanielPerraultassistedwithahuntersafetyclassattheKeweenawBayOjibwaCommunityCollegeinJuly.Followingclassroominstructionstudentsheadedtotheeldtohandlenon-ringsafegunsandthenmadetheirwaytotheshootingrangetore.22caliberlongries.410shotgunscompoundbowsandcrossbows.staffphotoMAZINAIGANPAGE14WINTER2014-2015