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New MNR Angling proposals affect Four Mile Lake
May 19th, 2009 at 4:14pm
 
[color=#ff0000][size=12][b][u]Urgent! Take the Time to Comment on Newly Proposed Fishing Regulations [/u][/b][/size][/color]

The Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) is interested in identifying and promoting increased fishing opportunities for anglers in Ontario. As a component of the Fisheries Management Plan, the ministry has identified actions to enhance the opportunities available to anglers, which involve extending the seasons as well as the possibility of opening the season year-round for panfish (which would facilitate ice fishing on lakes within Fisheries Management Zone 17, which includes Four Mile Lake).

Four Mile Lake falls within FMZ 17. Recently MNR held public information sessions with respect to the proposed options. A copy of the proposal is located on the [url=http://www.fourmilelake.ca/MNR_2009.html][color=#ff0000]FMLA website[/color][/url].

MNR is accepting public comments re the above until May 26th at their environmental registry website. Comments can be submitted online at [url=http://www.ebr.gov.on.ca/ERS-WEB-External/searchComment.do?actionType=add&noticeId=MTA1NDg0&statusId=MTU4MDg3&noticeHeaderIdString=MTA1NDg0][color=#ff0000][u][b]this link[/b][/u][/color][/url]

The FMLA does not support the proposed additional angling opportunities for a variety of good reasons. Among other things, we are concerned about stress on our fish stocks, potential over-fishing with an extended season, lack of supervision by the Ministry in winter months for catching fish out of season, potential trespassing and unsightly ice huts and the associated litter gracing our lake!

A copy of our response can be found on the [url=http://www.fourmilelake.ca/MNR_2009.html][color=#ff0000]FMLA website[/color][/url].

We urge you to read the information provided on our website as well as our response to the Ministry and encourage you to submit your comments to MNR via the hotlink (above) before May 26th!

/for Rob Sylvester, FMLA
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