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The comment period regarding proposed changes to the FMZ 10 draft plan ended on December 12, 2022.

All comments and feedback received are being considered. Final changes will be included in the 2024 Ontario Fishing Regulation Summary.

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About this zone

FMZ 10 is located in Northeastern Ontario. This zone has:

  • the highest road and population density of all the Northeast zones
  • more lake trout lakes and brook trout lakes than any other Northeast zone
  • many streams flowing into Lakes Superior and Huron
  • small, deep, clear inland lakes

FMZ 10 is one of 20 fisheries management zones in the province.


Zone 10 is located in northeastern Ontario, including Manitoulin Island and the cities of Wawa, Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury.
View Fisheries Management Zone 10 map using Fish ON-Line or a PDF.

FMZ 10:

  • is north of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay
  • its eastern border extends northwards from the mouth of the French River to Elk Lake
  • its western border follows the east shore of Lake Superior from Sault Ste. Marie, north to Wawa
  • cities include Sudbury, Espanola and Blind River

Legal boundary map and detail maps

Legal boundary map for FMZ 10 and detail maps 1 - 31.1 (PDF)

Monitoring reports and management plans

Zone advisory council

The FMZ 10 council provides advice during the development of fisheries objectives and strategies.

Council members represent a broad range of views including:

  • angling groups
  • scientists and researchers
  • conservation groups
  • interested community members

The advisory council participates in fisheries management by:

  • sharing ideas and expertise with the ministry
  • helping to develop and implement management strategies
  • communicating with the local and angling community

For more information about the Fisheries Management Zone 10 advisory council, please contact your local district office.

General fishing regulations