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Manitoba is putting conservation measures in place to protect walleye populations in Lake Dauphin and its tributaries.
Water Stewardship says they are temporarily shutting down all walleye fishing in three tributaries of Dauphin Lake and putting limits on other tributaries during spawning season.
The department says this will help keep fish stocks healthy in future.
The temporary closure prohibits catching and retaining walleye on the Turtle, Valley and Vermilion rivers from April 25 to the completion of walleye spawning.
The province says anyone exercising an aboriginal or treaty right to fish for food is limited to six walleye a day from the Wilson and Ochre rivers, and Edwards, Crooked and Mink creeks, and must be caught only by angling during the spring walleye spawning period.
These steps are in addition to existing measures such as reduction in the commercial harvest of walleye from Lake Dauphin, reduction of the daily catch limit of walleye for anglers, requiring all spawning-size walleye to be released and closure of all commercial and recreational fishing during the spring spawning season.
-- The Canadian Press