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Spring Fish Stocking is Underway

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News Release

Spring Fish Stocking is Underway

May 7, 2013

Ontario Supports Recreational Fishery

Across Ontario, millions of fish from provincial fish culture stations are being loaded onto trucks, boats and aircraft for stocking into public waters to help support a recreational fishery valued at more than $2.4 billion per year.

Ontario operates nine fish culture stations in the province. Each year, these facilities produce and stock approximately 8.5 million fish into more than 1,200 lakes and rivers, including the Great Lakes.

Fish stocking creates more angling opportunities, rehabilitates degraded fish populations and helps restore biodiversity. Fish are also indicators of environmental change and fish populations provide early warning signals about potential problems in the environment.

Protecting and enhancing local biodiversity is part of the Ontario government’s plan to enhance quality of life for families and ensure a strong, green economy for future generations.

QUICK FACTS

  • Ontario invests approximately $5.5 million a year in fish culture and stocking activities.
  • Each year, about 1.3 million anglers spend an average of 16 days fishing in Ontario.
  • The province manages 24 per cent of Canada’s fresh water, including 40 per cent of the Great Lakes and countless rivers and streams.
  • Species stocked include Atlantic salmon, aurora trout, brook trout, brown trout, splake, lake trout, lake whitefish, rainbow trout, walleye, muskellunge and Chinook salmon.
  • There are approximately 250,000 inland lakes in Ontario.

LEARN MORE

QUOTES

“Ontario fisheries are a significant resource contributing to Ontario’s economy and recreational angling opportunities. We all have a role to play to ensure a healthy, diverse fishery for everyone to enjoy and to pass on to future generations.”
— David Orazietti, Minister of Natural Resources

CONTACTS

Media calls only: Jessica Spindler
Minister’s Office
416-314-2198

Media calls only: Media Desk
Communications Services Branch
416-314-2106

Ministry of Natural Resources
http://www.ontario.ca/natural-resources

 


 

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