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 … [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.
On October 23, 2018 the MWF and its partners convened on the Legislative Building with numerous anglers and supporters to prompt the Government for meaningful change to save the crashing walleye populations on lake Winnipeg. … [Read more...]
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...]
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...]