Wisconsin governor announces walleye production plan
MADISON, Wis. -- Gov. Scott Walker has announced a nearly $13 million effort to boost walleye production.
The plan would create $8.2 million in borrowing authority to expand hatcheries and allocate $1.8 million for operating expenses and $2 million for grants for private organizations to expand walleye production. The plan also include money for aquaculture work, buying fingerlings from private vendors and expanding a program that gives tribal youth jobs on natural resources-related projects.
Walker's office says the initiative will boost walleye to more than 500,000 annually by 2016.
State Department of Natural Resources Deputy Secretary Matt Moroney says the money will come from general purpose revenue. He says members of the legislature's finance committee plan to vote on the plan in the coming days.
- Share Facebook Twitter
Article sent to (required)E-mail
Article sent from (required)E-mail Name
Subject Line (article title)
Message (optional)Success - Article sent Click to close
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.
Contact information ( * required )Name * Company Telephone * E-mail *
Article InformationTitle URL
Message (optional)Success - Reprint request sent Click to close