Technically "no," said Marci Cisneros, executive director of the Grand Haven Area Convention & Visitors Bureau.
"However, if Kevin were to hire a licensed charter captain who is registered with the Michigan Catch & Cook program, he could then take his catch to a local restaurant that is also participating in the program," Cisneros said.
The charter boat captain cleans the fish and the restaurant cooks 'em.
At this time, there are two participating local restaurants: Fish X 2 and Old Boys’ Brewhouse, both in Spring Lake. Eight area charter boats participate in the program: Belter, JM Fishing, Hit Man, Grin Reaper, Whitney, Nelson, D’Ann Marie and Fish ‘N’ Grin.
"In fact, local charter captain Denny Grinold of Fish ‘N’ Grin Charter Service was instrumental in helping to establish this statewide 'lake-to-plate' program, which launched in 2012," Cisneros said. "We hope by this time next year there will even more participation from area restaurateurs and charter captains."
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