The Ministry of Natural Resources laid 70 charges and issued 150 warnings during an eight-day enforcement blitz on the Rainy River.
From April 4-14, conservation officers from Fort Frances District checked 46 residents and 314 non-residents on the Rainy River for compliance with the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act and Ontario fisheries regulations.
Charges and warnings were issued for offences including:
- fishing without a licence;
- possessing walleye of a prohibited length; and
- importing live bait from Minnesota into Ontario.
Conservation officers occasionally use enforcement blitzes and border point/roadside check stations to enforce fish and wildlife regulations.
For further information on fishing regulations, consult the 2013 Recreational Fishing Regulations, available at ServiceOntario/Government Information Centres, from licence issuers, and at ontario.ca/fishing
To report a natural resources violation, call toll-free 1-877-TIPS-MNR (847-7667) any time or contact your local MNR office during regular business hours.
You also can call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).