I think its only right that you respond to these concerns in this discussion forum that you started....no one is being rude or disrespectful we just have concerns and it is easier for all to see your responses here.Hello all,
If there are questions about the angling strategy (which was modified from the original), or about the engagement process, I would be happy to discuss with you - call 204-345-1450.
Hi Smerf,I think its only right that you respond to these concerns in this discussion forum that you started....no one is being rude or disrespectful we just have concerns and it is easier for all to see your responses here.
The original forum organizer asked if I would consider answering biology questions in the 'ask a biologist' sub-forum. Given my position with the MB GOV, had to seek approval and I have been authorized to participate in this forum on the premise that I respond to biological related discussions that do not involve provincial policy or regulatory decisions. That sub-forum was popular in the first few months and years, but really is not being used very much anymore.
I am also authorized to direct forum members to Provincial Government initiatives (such as the angling strategy). If I don't follow my marching orders, I can't participate. I have always encouraged forum members to contact me directly through my email address or phone number. [email protected] or 204-345-1450.
Thanks for your concerns and I look forward to hearing from you.
As to the proposed closure extension for Walleye and the proposed Spring Red River angling ban, I understand the need to protect spawning Walleye. Currently, the commercial season opens once 80% of Walleye in test nets have spawned out. Increasing this to 90% or even more will have a far greater impact on protecting spawning Walleye that further and proposed restrictions and closures to angling. The majority of anglers fish Walleye so selling these proposals as "increased angling opportunities" is misleading and inaccurate!
That was in the original survey proposal I seem to remember.....guess it got lost in the shuffle !!!! LOLDid I miss any discussion about 2 rods in the summer? I'm sure most recreational anglers would love to see this change made.
My thinking is that the changes benefit certain groups in particular more than others but two rods benefits most rec anglers. So if they were going after what most people want then I would have expected this to be on the list of changes. It seems the changes is just a way to start moving us to a catch/ release fishery in MB unless you're rights-based or have a commercial license.That was in the original survey proposal I seem to remember.....guess it got lost in the shuffle !!!! LOL
Thinking it may cause havoc shore fishing at Lockport! LOL I know there should be a max distance thereshold between rods and/or it should be restricted to angling from a boat only!