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Recreational Fishing Regulations Summary
This is a summary of information dealing with fishing licences and fishing laws. This summary is neither
a legal document nor a complete collection of the current regulations. It is meant to be a convenient
For details on the current regulations see:
- Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act and regulations
- Federal Fisheries Act
- Ontario Fishery Regulations
- Close times, fishing quotas and limits on the size of fish established
in the Ontario Fishery Regulations may be changed through Variation
Orders which are available at
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plan (detailed information) for the boundaries of the Zones cannot be provided in this summary. Fish sanctuary
spatial data only shows each centre of a larger fish sanctuary area. Fish sanctuary data is neither a legal
document nor does it provide a complete collection of current fish sanctuary regulations. It is meant to be
a convenient reference only.
You can obtain specific details of the regulations, including more detailed maps of Zone boundaries, from
or local MNR offices.
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