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Continued Partnership of Ontario and Nipissing First Nation Will Support Walleye Recovery

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Continued Partnership of Ontario and Nipissing First Nation Will Support Walleye Recovery

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Ontario and Nipissing First Nation continue to collaborate on the sustainable management of the Lake Nipissing fisheries and local walleye recovery.

The province and Nipissing First Nation have released an update detailing the successes of the Memorandum of Understanding, now in its second year, focused on improving the sustainable management of Lake Nipissing fisheries.

The 2017-18 Memorandum of Understanding update highlights how Nipissing First Nation and Ontario continue to enhance compliance efforts, ensure continued collaboration and build on the successes achieved over the last year, which include:

  • Training of Nipissing First Nation enforcement officers and technical staff
  • Conducting joint lake patrols
  • Providing strong support for Nipissing First Nation's Fisheries Law through joint communications materials
  • Working together to collect, analyze and share fisheries data
  • Conducting fisheries assessments and monitoring surveys.

For a printed copy of the MOU update contact Nipissing First Nation at 705-753-2050 or Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry North Bay District at 705-475-5550.

Quick Facts

  • Nipissing First Nation (NFN) and Ontario signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on March 10, 2016 with the aim of sustainably managing the Lake Nipissing fisheries.
  • The MOU supports the recovery of the walleye fishery and the implementation of NFN’s Fisheries Law, including a commitment to compliance and enforcement.
  • Ontario and Nipissing First Nation have been recognized with the gold award from The Institute of Public Administration of Canada. This award recognizes organizations that have demonstrated leadership, collaboration and impact.

Additional Resources

Media Contacts

  • Media calls only: Emily Kirk

    Minister’s Office

    416-314-2206

  • Media calls only: Media Desk

    Communications Services Branch

    416-314-2106

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