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In order to learn about fish movement and behaviour, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) launched an acoustic telemetry project in the Ontario waters of Lake Huron throughout November and December. Lake Whitefish will be tagged and implanted with acoustic transmitters in two locations of Georgian Bay in 2020; up to 50 fish in each location around the Bruce Peninsula and Nottawasaga Bay areas.
Fish implanted with tags will be easy to identify. In addition to an internal acoustic transmitter, tagged fish will be marked by a 5-digit external fluorescent green cinch tag located between the dorsal and adipose fins. If you should encounter one of these tags, please carefully collect the information identified below. The image above is an example of a tag and the location where it will be affixed to subject Lake Whitefish. If you find one, please call 519-371-0420 and leave a message or email [email protected]
If a tagged fish is encountered, please retain but do not eat the fish until further instruction from MNRF.
Information requested by MNRF includes (please be as accurate as possible):
For more information contact:
Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Provincial Services Division
Upper Great Lakes Management Unit
1450 Seventh Avenue East
Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 2Z1