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Most anglers obeying rules


The Ministry of Natural Resources laid two charges and issued seven warnings while conducting an enforcement road check on Highway 516, near Sioux Lookout, on Victoria Day (May 18).

Conservation officers from Sioux Lookout District checked 99 individuals for compliance with the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act and Ontario fisheries regulations.

Charges and warnings were issued for fishing without a licence and transporting improperly-packaged fish which were not readily identifiable or measurable.

Warnings also were issued under the Forest Fires Prevention Act and Public Lands Act.

The joint road check station was conducted with the Sioux Lookout District OPP.

For further information on fishing regulations, consult the 2008-09 Recreational Fishing Regulations Summary, which is available at ServiceOntario/Government Information Centres, licence issuers, and at

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).

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