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Media Bulletin - Manitoba

October 16, 2020

MANITOBA EXTENDS FALL COMMERCIAL FISHING SEASON



Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development advises the fall commercial fishing season will be extended on Lake Winnipeg by seven days, until Nov. 6 at 11:59 p.m. 
 
The commercial harvest on Lake Winnipeg is approximately 60 per cent lower than normal for this time of year, largely as a result of market challenges due to COVID-19. Fish processors have been consulted and are supportive of the decision to extend the season. 
 
For more information about the commercial fishery in Manitoba, visit www.gov.mb.ca/fish-wildlife/fish/commercial_fishing/index.html.
 
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