whitefish A fight is brewing over Great Lakes fish By Peter Payette • May 4, 2017 Peter Payette / Interlochen Public Radio Listen Listening... / 4:00 Listen to today's Environment Report. The rules for commercial fishing in Michigan are being rewritten in Lansing. The law is old and needs to be updated. There are only 21 non-tribal businesses licensed by the state to catch fish for market. Tribes fish under their own rules. A price war over a popular Great Lakes fish By Rebecca Williams & Peter Payette • Nov 1, 2016 Rebecca Williams / Michigan Radio Listen Listening... / 4:00 Listen to today's Environment Report. It’s the busy time of year for commercial fishing on the Great Lakes. But the price of whitefish is about half what it was three years ago, because of problems with international trade.