• Economic Study on Lake Winnipeg Fishery


    Economic Study on the Lake Winnipeg Fishery Released

    A rally was organized on October 23rd at the Manitoba Legislative Building to publicize the release of an economic study on recreational and commercial fishing on Lake Winnipeg. The study, conducted by Probe Research, found recreational and commercial fishing on Lake Winnipeg contributed hundreds of millions of dollars to the province within the past two years.

    There was $221 million in direct spending by anglers, which added $102 million to Manitoba’s GDP, $44 million in wages, $52 million in taxes and more than 1,500 jobs, the study said.

    And the commercial fishing industry on Lake Winnipeg contributed $29 million to the provincial GDP, $20 million in wages and supported 696 jobs, Probe said.

    See the Lake Winnipeg economic study results at:

    Read the Winnipeg Free Press article by Jessica Botelho-Urbanski at:

    Watch the Manitoba Wildlife Federation video coverage of the rally at:

  • New Travel Manitoba Partnership Opportunities: Fish + Hunt 2019


    Travel Manitoba has developed a diverse line-up of marketing opportunities for fish and hunt operators in 2019.

    Our program is a cooperative program – we invest in custom content creation, traditional, social and digital media in bulk, and sell to you, our partners, for less. We create access to markets you might not otherwise be able to access, and we have a large and engaged audience which makes it easy for you to create awareness and drive traffic to your website. Your marketing partnership with us is your opportunity to showcase your destination, experience or event to a targeted audience.

    New this year, we are offering custom editorials + photoshoots to help increase your inventory of content assets. Also new, our Fish/Hunt Event + Tournament Promotion.

    Follow the below link to view our 2019 Partnership Opportunities. Fish/Hunt opportunities begin on page 50.

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  • Airbnb is Not Going Away Anytime Soon


    Peter Slobodzian, Chair of Licencing & Regulation Committee, contributes an opinion piece to this month’s MLOA newsletter on the subject of Airbnb.

    by Peter Slobodzian

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  • Big Game Threat and Hunter Health Concern



    Chronic Wasting Disease is a sister to “mad cow” disease, and is confirmed in twenty-four US States, plus Alberta and Saskatchewan. It transmits through bodily fluids and is especially persistent and infectious in the clay soils, passing through dust, water, plants and trees. Recent research confirmed that macaques monkeys can be infected with CWD, suggesting that hunters should exercise caution and get informed. The MLOA is advocating for quick and convenient CWD testing for hunter-harvested animals in Manitoba, to help keep infected materials from the food and feed chains.

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  • The Family Enterprise Xchange (FEX)


    Are you a member of a family-owned business?

    Would you like to connect with other like-minded individuals?


    The Family Enterprise Xchange (FEX) is a ‘safe harbour’ for business families to connect, share experiences and, in a confidential environment, learn about how to best overcome challenges as well as celebrate the successes that are unique to family business.  Through a chapter network across Canada, FEX offers a variety of forums for the ‘Xchange’ and sharing of knowledge and expertise.  Read More…

  • Sturgeon fishing rules need updating


    Outfitters in eastern Manitoba have been working with the province to seek clarity on angling for sturgeon on the Winnipeg River. Read More…

  • MLOA showcasing Manitoba at SCI show


    From Jan. 31 to Feb. 3, the MLOA will be showcasing Manitoba to the world’s hunting community at the Safari Club International convention in Nevada. Read More…

  • What will Manitoba do with angling and hunting poll results?


    This fall, the Manitoba government launched into one of its most visible exercises in democracy in recent memory. Read More…

  • BC grizzly policy ill-conceived


    The recent announcement by the British Columbia government to “end trophy hunting” of grizzly bears in the province wasn’t unexpected, but it was remarkably lacking in both detail and pragmatism.

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  • Big walleye, big smiles at MLOA Canada Day derby


    This Canada Day, the MLOA hosted a province-wide fishing derby for anglers at our member properties, to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. Read More…