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:

http://mwf.mb.ca/2018/10/23/lake-winnipeg-walleye-economic-study-results/

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

https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/walleye-other-lake-winnipeg-fish-species-dwindling-wildlife-experts-warn-498221451.html

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPk_BE6FGuE