Sheshegwaning First Nation, with the support of the Anishinabek/Ontario Fisheries Resource Centre (A/OFRC), will be conducting a Fish Community Index Netting (FCIN) study in the North Channel of Lake Huron between Vidal Bay and the east end of Barrie Island. This project will provide general information about the fish community. This information will be valuable for making management decisions about this important fishery.
The procedure followed to conduct the assessment will include the use of four monofilament gillnets. Each net gang will consist of varied mesh sizes between 38mm and 127mm, and will be 325m in length. Nets will be set for 24 hour periods. All sport fish will be biologically sampled, (fork length, total length, weight, sex, age, maturity and stomach contents). All remaining fish will be length tallied. The project will commence July 3rd and run for the duration of ten days.
The A/OFRC is a not for profit organization which serves as an independent source of information on fisheries conservation and management in First Nation traditional harvesting areas.
For more information please contact Fisheries Technician Sarah Couchie at (705) 472-7888 extension 4.