Commercial Fishery Closes for the 2023 Season on October 31

Nipissing First Nation’s Chief and Council have mandated the closure of the commercial fishery for the 2023 season effective Monday, October 31, 2022 at 9:30 a.m.  The closure will remain in effect until the end of the spring 2024 moratorium.

All commercial gill nets must be lifted by 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 31, 2023.This closure does not affect our members’ inherent, treaty-protected rights to harvest fish for subsistence or ceremonial purposes.

Members who plan to fish for subsistence must follow our Fisheries Law and are asked to notify our Fisheries Office by calling (705) 753-6991.  Miigwech to the registered commercial fishers and community members who respect the will of the community and follow the Fisheries Law and processes. 

For more information, or to report compliance issues, please contact Jeff McLeod, Natural Resources Manager at 705-753-2050 ext. 1325 or [email protected].

Click here to download the 2023 Notice of Seasonal Closure