Ontario helping to protect Lake Nipissing fishery

September 27, 2019

By: The Working Forest Staff

The Ontario government, in partnership with Nipissing First Nation, is helping protect fish populations in Lake Nipissing by collecting data and conducting research in September and October.

Boaters should be aware that over the course of two weeks, standardized nets are set for 20 hours in randomly chosen locations. They can be identified by orange and white buoys labeled ‘MNRF’ and should be avoided.

Through this project, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and Nipissing First Nation will collect important fish community information that will help manage the whole lake ecosystem, and particularly helpful in the recovery of the walleye population. Fish will be sampled for length, weight, sex, maturity, and age.


  • This fisheries survey supports the objectives outlined in the Lake Nipissing Fisheries Management Plan.
  • It is an offence under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act to interfere with or tamper with gillnets set for commercial or scientific us


Your comments.

  1. Anonymous says:

    Not sure why a fishing story is in a Forestry newsletter.
    But monitoring the fish population does not address the overfishing by the unregulated Native fishery, who can use gill nets and fish out of season, greatly impacting the fishery for all.

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