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Partnership between MNRF and NFN for fisheries survey – My North Bay Now

by ahnationtalk on August 8, 2018199 Views

Aug. 8th, 2018

In November 2016, an independent panel of biologists released a report suggesting the current Lake Nipissing Fisheries Management Plan is showing signs of success.

Ontario, in partnership with Nipissing First Nation, will be conducting research and data collection on Lake Nipissing this summer. Nets will be placed in the water during the month of August.

This project will allow for the collection of important fish population information to help manage the whole lake ecosystem, as well as help in the recovery of the walleye population in Lake Nipissing.

Over the course of three weeks, standardized nets are set for 20 hours in randomly chosen locations. Nets will be identified with orange and white buoys labelled ‘MNRF’ and boaters should avoid travelling between these buoys. It is an offence under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act to interfere with, or tamper with, gillnets set for commercial or scientific use.

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