Anglers Asked to Avoid Scientific Buoys on Ontario Lakes

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Provincial fisheries crews will be out on Ontario’s lakes this summer, monitoring lake health and fish populations, and checking for invasive species.

The Ministry of Natural Resources  request that fishermen do not lift the nets or buoys, and avoid recreational activities between and around the buoys. All nets will be clearly marked.

Information gathered through the surveys will be used to help make decisions about managing fisheries, including setting seasons and size limits for anglers.?

These lake surveys are part of a five-year cycle to collect information for fisheries management. Over five years, the ministry will monitor approximately 1,000 lakes across Ontario.

source: Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources