Fishing Line Recycle Depots

For Immediate Release: May 21st 2013
Lake Simcoe-Ontario:
The Aurora Bassmasters are pleased to announce that a total of eight “Fishing Line Recycle Depots” have now been installed around the Lake Simcoe watershed. These receptacles have been strategically placed at popular shore fishing areas for anglers to deposit used fishing line. Throughout the fishing season, volunteers with the bass club will monitor these units, empty and collect used line as required, then once each year, will send the used line to Berkley-Pure Fishing. From there, the line will be recycled and made into Berkley Fish-Habs ... habitat structures that enhance our public fisheries.

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Lake Simcoe Fish Stocking Records

Q: How was the decision to reduce stocking of lake trout made?

A: The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources made the decision following a comprehensive review of fisheries information and stocking options which was guided by the advice from two Lake Simcoe committees, the Lake Simcoe Fisheries Stakeholder Committee representing a broad range of fisheries interests in the watershed; and the Lake Simcoe Fisheries Management Committee, a government committee comprised of fisheries and water quality scientists, biologists, policy and management staff.

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