The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry laid 14 charges, and issued five warnings, during a one-day road check station along Highway 11 east of Fort Frances.
On June 24, conservation officers from Fort Frances, Dryden, and Sioux Lookout, with the assistance of the MNRF canine unit, contacted more than 584 resident and non-resident anglers.
Officers were checking for compliance with the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, the Ontario Fishery Regulations, and the Invasive Species Act.
Charges and warnings were issued for:
- packaging fish so that the number could not be counted;
- packaging fish so that the species could not be identified; and
- possessing an over-limit of fish.
The ministry reminds the public that fish need to be cleaned and packaged so that the number and species easily can be determined.
To report a natural resources violation, call toll-free 1-877-TIPS-MNR (847-7667) any time or contact your local ministry office during regular business hours.
You also can call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).