It’s no secret that Lake Winnipeg Walleye and Sauger populations are in serious trouble. The Manitoba Wildlife Federation (MWF), along with several other angling and fishery advocacy groups and concerned citizens, are sounding the alarm over decades of mismanagement of the Lake Winnipeg fishery and … [Read more...]
LakeWatch is your home for the MWFs campaign to raise awareness among the outdoor community about the many issues affecting the sustainability of Manitoba’s fish and fishery resources. The MWF hopes to create a hub where increased awareness leads to a much better managed fishery.
MWF is greatly concerned about the overall future and sustainability of all Manitoba fisheries, and the walleye fishery which is so important to many commercial and recreational anglers on Lake Winnipeg is of particular concern.
The Manitoba Wildlife Federation has circulated a press release today (Monday, October 22, 2018) calling on the Government to implement sustainable fishery policies: "NEWS RELEASE For immediate release GROUPS CALL ON GOVERNMENT TO IMPLEMENT SUSTAINABLE FISHERY POLICIES FOR LAKE WINNIPEG – … [Read more...]
This past winter, the MWF and its partners commissioned Probe Research to undertake a study of the economic value of the recreational fishery on Lake Winnipeg. The study was done in several phases. Phase 1 included telephone surveys to determine the prevalence of fishing by … [Read more...]
While much focus has been placed on the plight of walleye in Lake Winnipeg (and rightly so), sauger, another commercially and recreationally important species has very quietly almost slipped into oblivion from this great lake. How is it that this was not on anyone’s radar? It is not like … [Read more...]
If you were a commercial fisher or angler in the late 1990s to 2007/08, the future of the walleye fishery looked pretty good. Fuelled by phosphorus inputs for decades, lake productivity increased noticeably. The invasion and subsequent population explosion by rainbow smelt provided a new … [Read more...]