Manitoba Fisheries' mandate is to ensure sustainable use of the fisheries resource. Management programs are developed to provide the greatest benefits to Manitobans, by maintaining or enhancing fish populations and habitat, monitoring harvest and habitat alterations, and allocating resources for the best return.

Manitoba’s Recreational Angling Strategy

Manitoba’s Recreational Angling Strategy was released on May 26, 2021 and includes a suite of proposed angling regulation changes that will increase angling opportunities and enhance Manitoba’s valuable fish populations.

Engagement of Manitoba’s Recreational Angling Strategy ran from May 26 to June 30, 2021. A What We Heard report was released on November 1, 2021 and outlines a number of modifications to the Strategy to address feedback received during engagement.

The proposed implementation date for changes is April 1, 2023 subject to federal and provincial regulatory amendment processes which are currently underway.

Sustainable Fisheries Management

The Manitoba government has a mandate to secure the sustainability and certification of our commercial fisheries. Manitoba continues to advance this mandate by conducting annual assessments of fish populations for many of our largest commercial fisheries, as well as, developing stock assessment reports and fisheries management plans.

For progress updates and stock assessment reports, please visit here.


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