Fishery related permits

tel. (651) 259-5200
fax (651) 297-4916

Rough fish removal

Applications for permits to remove rough fish in certain situations may be made by qualified groups or individuals. Permits are available at the Fisheries station in the area involved.

Aquatic plant management

Permits for aquatic plant management and nuisance control such as algae, snails, and leeches are available upon application. Fees vary with the type of control planned and are available from the area Fisheries headquarters or checkout the aquatic plant permit pages.

Fish transport and stocking

Permits to transport and stock fish that are purchased from private hatcheries are obtained at your local fisheries station by filing an application. Download the printable application and return it to your local fisheries office. The length of time for processing is two to three weeks.

Fishing tournament regulations

Permits are generally required so please check the regulations. The popularity of fishing contests (tournaments) in recent years is reflected by the nearly 600 permits issued annually by DNR to contest organizers. The DNR regulates fishing contests to reduce the potential for conflicts with other water recreationists at public access sites and on the water.

Aeration system operation

Information regarding permits to operate lake aeration systems can be found on the Lake Aeration Program page.