Fisheries Envoy

Fishers are encouraged to attend and share ideas and concerns with the Fisheries Envoy team to ensure a smooth transition to a flexible fish marketing system in Manitoba.

The Fisheries envoy has held and is holding community meetings to discuss option for flexible marketing at the following locations and times.
November 4, 2016 - News Release

  • November 14, 2016 at 6:00 pm at the Burntwood Hotel (Minor Room) in Thompson;
  • November 15, 2016 at 2:00 pm at the Town Hall Council Chamber in Leaf Rapids;
  • November 16, 2016 at 1:00 pm at the Fisherman's Co-op Building in Norway House;
  • November 17, 2016 at 6:00 pm at Chief Peter Beardy Memorial Center in Grand Rapids;
  • November 18, 2016 at 2:00 pm at the Community Hall in Gypsumville;
  • November 28, 2016 at 1:00 pm at the Wescana Inn Banquet Room in The Pas;
  • November 28, 2016 at 7:00 pm at the Super 8 in Swan River;
  • November 29, 2016 at 2:00 pm at the Community Hall in Eddystone;
  • November 30, 2016 at 12:30 pm at Matheson Island Community Hall;
  • December 1, 2016 at 2:00 pm at the Waterfront Centre in Gimli.
  • December 2, 2016 at 10:00 am at Fisher River FRCN Community Hall ;
  • December 5, 2016 at 2:00 pm at Berens River R.C. Mission;
  • December 5, 2016 at 6:00 pm at Poplar River Health Resource Center;
  • February 13, 2017 at 3:00 pm at Kenanow Rec Centre in Wabowden

Planning is also underway for meetings in Berens River, Poplar River and Island Lake.

In addition, the fisheries envoy will:

  • identify new regulations, policies and systems needed to establish the new marketing system;
  • establish a process for effective and sustainable fisheries management, such as catch and sales reporting requirements; and
  • make contact with private-sector interests wanting to develop local fish-processing facilities or marketing co-operatives.

A final report with recommendations is due next spring.