MNR stocking Lake Simcoe to keep fish population sustainable.

Lake Simcoe has always been a hotspot for anglers because of its wide range of fish. But some species need a helping hand.

Thousands of whitefish are being trucked from the Ottawa area to their new home this week – more than 140,000 in fact. Those fish will be in Lake Simcoe by Thursday night as the Ministry of Natural Resources begins to stock the lake with whitefish fingerlings.

“We started the restocking program in the late ’80s when we noticed that natural reproduction was greatly decreased, so … we realized we had to stock these fish because they weren’t reproducing on their own,” says the MNR’s Wil Wegman.

Read more: http://barrie.ctvnews.ca/mnr-stocking-lake-simcoe-to-keep-fish-population-sustainable-1.1508854#ixzz2j7jsbwmr

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