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Fish population of Lake Nipissing being monitored

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The province is monitoring fish populations and collecting data on Lake Nipissing.  

The Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry says over the course of two weeks, standardized nets will be set for 20 hours in randomly chosen areas of the lake up to the mouth of the French River.  

Information collected will help manage the whole lake ecosystem and help continue the recovery of the walleye population in Lake Nipissing.

Nets will be identified with orange and white buoys labelled ‘NDMNRF’ and boaters should avoid travelling between the buoys while testing is underway. 

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The ministry says boaters shouldn’t move the buoys either, pointing out it’s an offence under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act.

78 nets will be set and retrieved during the survey. 

Fish will be sampled for length, weight, sex, maturity, and age. 

The data collected will be used to guide fisheries management on the lake.

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