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  • April 22, 2013

    Waste in the water: Bycatch fishing on Lake Manitoba

    Early in the spring on the northeast corner of Lake Manitoba, commercial fisher Frank Kenyon spends an overcast morning pulling up nets on the ice of Portage Bay. Filling the nets are northern pike, lake whitefish and walleye - all valuable - but roughly 50 per cent of the catch is made up of undesirable fish species. Fish that Kenyon will leave on the ice because the market price is too low to send the catch for processing in Winnipeg, and he is barred from sending it to markets outside Canada. Read more: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/fyi/Want-not-Waste-lot-203901541.html

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  • Some of these fish are left on Lake Manitoba after they've been caught. Randy Strawa sits in the background after processing some of the days catch. (Jessica Burtnick / Winnipeg Free Press)

    Some of these fish are left on Lake Manitoba after they've been caught. Randy Strawa sits in the background after processing some of the days catch. (Jessica Burtnick / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Randy Strawa and Frank Kenyon draw in one of around 45 nets they've set on Lake Manitoba. They travel on snowmobiles and use a heated hut for shelter. . (Jessica Burtnick / Winnipeg Free Press)

    Randy Strawa and Frank Kenyon draw in one of around 45 nets they've set on Lake Manitoba. They travel on snowmobiles and use a heated hut for shelter. . (Jessica Burtnick / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • In this diptic, Frank Kenyon is shown preparing to go out on the ice for the day to fish, with bycatch lying about his lake side propery. ANd On the right he cuts a hole with an auger into the ice of Lake Manitoba. . (Jessica Burtnick / Winnipeg Free Press)

    In this diptic, Frank Kenyon is shown preparing to go out on the ice for the day to fish, with bycatch lying about his lake side propery. ANd On the right he cuts a hole with an auger into the ice of Lake Manitoba. . (Jessica Burtnick / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Kenyon draws in one of the nets he and Randy Strawa have placed. . (Jessica Burtnick / Winnipeg Free Press)

    Kenyon draws in one of the nets he and Randy Strawa have placed. . (Jessica Burtnick / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • A Northern Pike (also known as a jackfish) bit off more than it could chew when it attempted to feast on a perch already trapped in the gill net. . (Jessica Burtnick / Winnipeg Free Press)

    A Northern Pike (also known as a jackfish) bit off more than it could chew when it attempted to feast on a perch already trapped in the gill net. . (Jessica Burtnick / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Strawa tosses a pickerel into a pile. . (Jessica Burtnick / Winnipeg Free Press)

    Strawa tosses a pickerel into a pile. . (Jessica Burtnick / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Kenyon reflects on the amount of waste left on site as he cuts off the heads and cleans out his catch on Lake Manitoba. The offal is left behind on the ice to rot or be eaten by crows and other wildlife. . (Jessica Burtnick / Winnipeg Free Press)

    Kenyon reflects on the amount of waste left on site as he cuts off the heads and cleans out his catch on Lake Manitoba. The offal is left behind on the ice to rot or be eaten by crows and other wildlife. . (Jessica Burtnick / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Prior to heading out on the ice, Kenyon reflects over breakfast at the Fairford Bridge Convenience store and restaurant in Fairford, MB. . (Jessica Burtnick / Winnipeg Free Press)

    Prior to heading out on the ice, Kenyon reflects over breakfast at the Fairford Bridge Convenience store and restaurant in Fairford, MB. . (Jessica Burtnick / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Fish filleting line at the Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation processing plant on Plessis Road. The Winnipeg fish processing plant  receives fish from Manitoba commercial fishers, processes and ships fish all over the world. Ken Gigliotti / Winnipeg Free Press

    Fish filleting line at the Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation processing plant on Plessis Road. The Winnipeg fish processing plant receives fish from Manitoba commercial fishers, processes and ships fish all over the world. Ken Gigliotti / Winnipeg Free Press Photo Store

  • Fish fillets fall off a conveyor in the FFMC plant. (Ken Gigliotti / Winnipeg Free Press)

    Fish fillets fall off a conveyor in the FFMC plant. (Ken Gigliotti / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Fish travel along the conveyers to the freezer. (Ken Gigliotti / Winnipeg Free Press)

    Fish travel along the conveyers to the freezer. (Ken Gigliotti / Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

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