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WCS Canada Comments - Ontario’s Sustainable Bait Management Strategy - November 2019

WCS Canada


Abstract

We provide comments on Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) Sustainable Bait Management Strategy. We support some of the proposed initiatives, including requirement of receipts and documentation for anglers using bait, and the emphasis placed on education and training for industrial and recreational harvesters involved in the bait industry in Ontario. However, there is room for improvement to reduce the ecological risk that the bait industry poses to freshwater systems in Ontario.

Recommended citation

WCS Canada (2019). WCS Canada Comments - Ontario’s Sustainable Bait Management Strategy - November 2019. WCS Canada. https://wcscanada.org/resources/wcs-canada-comments-ontarios-sustainable-bait-management-strategy-november-2019/

Is Ontario’s Live Bait Industry Worth the Risk to our Lakes and Rivers?

Is Ontario’s Live Bait Industry Worth the Risk to our Lakes and Rivers?

About a year ago, I read something on a fisheries blog that piqued my curiosity: Ontario anglers were being fined on the Quebec side of the Ottawa River for fishing with live bait.