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Manitoba Sets New Fines to Combat Spread of Aquatic Evasive Species

Manitoba Sets New Fines to Combat Spread of Aquatic Evasive Species

By Brian Schultz

Zebra Mussels - Boat
A boat washing station in Clear Lake (PARKS CANADA)

The Manitoba government is implementing a set of penalties to combat the spread of aquatic invasive species in the province.

Beginning Wednesday, enforcement officers will have the power to issue a ticket with a specific fine to be voluntarily paid in court. Until now, offenders were required to appear in court to answer to their charges.

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Manitoba to Recycle Used Fishing Line

Manitoba to Recycle Used Fishing Line

Fishing is free this weekend in Manitoba’s provincial parks. (PIXABAY.COM)

This weekend is free family fishing weekend, and anglers will have an easier time of properly disposing their used fishing line.

The province, along with TransCanada and the Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre will be setting up “specially designed containment units” at popular fishing spots, said Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires. The program is called Clear Your Gear and will see that used fishing line is recycled properly.

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Free Entry to Manitoba’s Provincial Parks in February

Free Entry to Manitoba’s Provincial Parks in February

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WINNIPEG — Entry fees are being waived to visit Manitoba’s parks in February.

Vehicle permits won’t be required to enter any provincial park, but SnoPasses for snowmobilers are still required to use groomed trailers in the parks. Entrance fees to national parks also still apply.

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Anglers Can Ice Fish for Free in Manitoba This Weekend

Anglers Can Ice Fish for Free in Manitoba This Weekend

Winter Family Fishing Weekend is February 18-20. (FRIDAY1970 / FLICKR)

The province is waiving licence fees this weekend on ice fishing across Manitoba.

Anglers will be able to fish freely February 18-20, but conservation limits will apply and a federal licence will still be required to fish in national parks.

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KidFish Ice Derby Reeling in Donations for CancerCare, Children’s Hospital

KidFish Ice Derby Reeling in Donations for CancerCare, Children’s Hospital

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An ice fishing derby that raises funds for CancerCare Manitoba and the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba is returning early in the new year.

The KidFish Ice Derby is January 8, 2017 in Selkirk.

“The biggest change in the event since the beginning has been the enormous support by everyone,” said KidFish tournament director Garther Cheung. “Every year I look forward to the same thing: the sound of kids laughing, playing, and having a good time in the outdoors.”

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Free Family Fishing at Manitoba Parks

Free Family Fishing at Manitoba Parks

By Brian Schultz

Walleye
(Walleye image via Shutterstock)

Anglers won’t need a fishing licence this weekend to keep what they catch from Manitoba’s waters.

Free family fishing weekend is June 11-12 province-wide.

“This weekend, we encourage Manitobans and visitors to our province to get out and enjoy the great outdoors and recreational fisheries free of charge,” said Sustainable Development Minister Cathy Cox.

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Manitoba Undertaking Review of Province’s Fisheries

Manitoba Undertaking Review of Province’s Fisheries

Commercial Fishing
(Commercial fishing image via Shutterstock)

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is reviewing the sustainability of the province’s fisheries.

Conservation and Water Stewardship Minister Tom Nevakshonoff says the government agrees with SeaChoice, in calling on leaders to take action on lakes Winnipeg, Winnipegosis and Manitoba.

“For many years, high-quality fisheries have provided food, recreation and jobs for generations of people living near and visiting Manitoba’s lakes,” Nevakshonoff said. “Manitobans have a collective interest in ensuring that fisheries in Manitoba follow best practice.”

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