Two perspectives on fishery and access issues on Lake Nipissing
Outdoor Canada is pleased to present Blue Fish Radio, podcasts about the future of fish and fishing in Canada. Produced and hosted by Lawrence Gunther, the program is dedicated to sharing first-hand angling knowledge and scientific discoveries, and supporting local champions who protect and enhance our waters.
In this special double episode of Blue Fish Radio, producer/host Lawrence Gunther, talks to two guests about issues on Ontario’s Lake Nipissing: Scott McLeod, chief of the Nipissing First Nation; and Kimberley Tremblay, the Lake Nipissing management biologist for Ontario’s Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry.
Chief Scott McLeod offers a brief historic and legal overview of the indigenous fishery on Nipissing, followed by a wide-ranging conversation that explores everything from the spring spear fishery, the catch-and-release recreational fisheries and the responsibility that comes with modern fishing technologies.
Then, biologist Kimberly Tremblay discusses the lake’s new recreational fishing regs, the Ontario Government’s nation-to-nation fisheries collaboration with Nipissing First Nation, and the challenges and of juggling competing interests when developing the new Lake Nipissing Fisheries Management Plan.