It’s not too late to register!
The Northern Ontario Tourism Summit is an event specifically developed for tourism businesses in Ontario. The practical workshops, information sessions and networking opportunities that are available are well worth the $249 per person rate to attend.
This rate includes all of your meals and sessions from Monday November 14th to Wednesday, November 16th Gala dinner.
Join us November 14th to the 16th and participate in over 15 interactive sessions and networking opportunities that will benefit your business!
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What is happening with Baitfish?
To find out, join us on Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 at 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm at the Northern Ontario Tourism Summit in Sudbury.
The harvest and use of live baitfish has been an important part of Ontario’s fishing industry for nearly a century. However, management of the bait resource has become more challenging due to new environmental pressures. The movement of bait poses ecological risks related to the spread of disease and invasive species and poses a significant risk to Ontario’s fisheries, protected areas and biodiversity.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) is conducting a comprehensive review of its provincial bait policies to determine how the ecological risks associated with the movement and use of bait (i.e., baitfish and leeches) can be minimized while reducing the complexity of current management regimes and providing business certainty to the bait industry.
Scott Gibson and Adam Gryck from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry in Peterborough will be joining us at the 2016 Northern Ontario Tourism Summit to provide an overview of the process being taken and to discuss options that are being considered as part of the policy review.
By knowing and understanding the options being considered as part of the review process, you will be in a better position to know how these options can potentially affect your business. This is the perfect opportunity to become engaged and ask questions of the people that are leading the process.
Scott is a Senior Fisheries Biologist with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry in Peterborough and has been working in the field of fisheries management for more than 20 years, including positions in both government and private sector.
Adam is a policy advisor with the Protected Areas Section of the Ministry.