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Closure of Walleye Fishery for Lake Scugog

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Closure of Walleye Fishery for Lake Scugog

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Ontario has approved a regulation to close the walleye fishery for Lake Scugog. As of January 1, 2016, no walleye fishing on Lake Scugog will be allowed until further notice. The regulation change is currently available for the public to view on the Environmental Registry.

The walleye population in Lake Scugog has been monitored by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry for decades. Data collected indicates recent declines in the walleye population. Ontario is taking action to ensure Lake Scugog's walleye population remains healthy and sustainable in the future.

The seasons for other fish species on Lake Scugog are not affected by this decision and will remain open to recreational angling under current regulations.

For more information, please contact Lisa Solomon, Management Biologist, at 705-755-3305 or by e-mail at lisa.solomon@ontario.ca.

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