Why should we care about getting the fishery becoming eco-certified? Because eco-certification is the gold star for acknowledging a well-managed fishery, and the way Lake Winnipeg’s commercial fishery is managed would need to change to ensure the sustainability of the fishery. Eco-certification would force a much-needed change in fisheries management. Waterhen Lake is already eco-certified. Its commercial and angling fishery well managed and is booming. Lake Winnipeg deserves this too. watch below to hear the debate during Question Period
Dr. Jon Gerrard, MLA for River Heights asks Minster of Sustainable Development, Rochelle Squires, about the status of eco-certification of the Lake Winnipeg fishery during Question Period at the Legislature on October 31, 2018.