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Water Stewardship Division

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As of 2006, Manitoba represents 35 % of the total dollar value and 36 % of the total total landings (kg) of commercial production of freshwater fish across Canada. As home to Manitoba"s largest commercial fishery, Lake Winnipeg contributes substantially to freshwater fish production and employment. In 2008 - 2009, about 56 % of the total weight and 73 % of the total value of fish production in Manitoba came from Lake Winnipeg. During the same period, over eight hundred licensed fishers were employed in the commercial fishery on Lake Winnipeg. The total value of commercial fish production on Lake Winnipeg in 2008 - 2009 was over 19 million dollars.

Fisheries Chart
Change in fish production (by weight) in Lake Winnipeg between 1981 and 2003.

Lake Winnipeg community licensing areas.