Proposed Changes to Fishing Regulations and Stocking Strategies for Zone 15
From Peter Heinermann and Don Bishop, co-chairs of the GLPOA Fish Committee, regarding proposed changes to the current fishing regulations and fish stocking strategies for zone 15:
The Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry has decided to revise the Management Plan for Fisheries Zone 15, the zone in which Golden Lake and the Bonnechere River reside. The proposed draft summary (FMZ 15 Draft Management Plan Highlights Summary) is linked below, and should be read by anyone interested in fisheries in Zone 15. To better understand the regulatory changes in the proposal, we have prepared a document (FMZ 15 Existing and proposed regulations 2022) which is also linked below.
We thought this would be more easily digested by having a comparative table with the existing regulations on the left and the proposed regulations on the right, and within that file we have highlighted in yellow those items concerning Golden Lake and the Bonnechere River from Golden Lake to the Tramore Dam. The proposed changes have been highlighted in green and our comments are added where appropriate.
There is also a document with a summary of existing and proposed changes to stocking and stocking strategies (FMZ15 existing and proposed Stocking Strategies 2022) which is also linked below. These three relatively short documents should allow you to review and comment upon the proposed draft of the Management Plan for Fisheries Zone 15. Thank you to all who submitted comments during the commenting period, which ended in November, 2022.
FMZ 15 Draft Management Plan Highlights Summary V3
FMZ 15 Existing and proposed regulations2022
FMZ15 existing and proposed Stocking Strategies2022