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Fish Stocking Permit Requirements in Michigan

 

As a stocker of fish it is your responsibility to ascertain if your body of water will require a Public Waters Stocking Permit from the State of Michigan.  Current information states that a stocking permit is required for all public waters and for private waters, if that private water meets any of the following criteria:

 

1.   If the water body to be stocked is permanently connected to public waters via an inlet or outlet.

2.   If the water body to be stocked is not permanently connected to any other water body, it does not require a Public Waters Stocking Permit unless it meets one of the two following conditions:

a.   If the water body has public access a Public Waters Stocking Permit is required.

b.   If the water body has been stocked at any time in the past by the state a Public Waters Stocking Permit is required.

 

Obtain an application and assistance for obtaining a Public Waters Stocking Permit from any MI-DNR Fisheries Management Unit Office.  If fish purchased through Stoney Creek Fisheries, they will provide you with a copy of the current fish health certificate for the species stocked.  The certificate is to accompany the stocking permit application submitted to your regional MI-DNR office.

 

The following is a list of MI-DNR Regional Offices and Telephone Numbers:

 

East/Central       

989-684-9141

North       

989-732-3541

Northeast

989-275-5151

Northwest          

231-775-9727   

Southeast
Southwest
248-359-9040
296-685-6851 

Central UP

906-228-6561

Eastern UP        

906-293-5131

Western UP        

906-353-6651
            

If needed feel free to call Stoney Creek Fisheries for assistance with the Permit process 800-448-3873.

 

Article Written By: Dave LaBomascus, Stoney Creek Fisheries Manager, 800-448-3873 x 243
 
 
The Pond Place of Michigan
3505 W. Highland Rd., Milford, MI 48380
248-889-8400       www.pondplace.com

 

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