Fisheries Management Zone 12 (FMZ 12)
Information about fishing and how fish resources are managed in Fisheries Management Zone 12 (Ottawa River).
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News and updates
The ministry has completed the final Fisheries Management Plan for FMZ 12 (PDF).
If you require this information in an alternative format, please contact NRISC@ontario.ca. We will:
- acknowledge your request within three business days
- provide you with the content within 15 business days
- find specific rules for fishing in FMZ 12
- use the Fish on-Line mapping tool
- find a complete set of fishing rules in the Ontario Fishing Regulations Summary
About this zone
FMZ 12 is located along the Ontario – Quebec Border. This zone has:
- the large and diverse fishery of the Ottawa River
- valuable recreational and tourism industries
- important fisheries for walleye, sauger, northern pike, muskellunge, and largemouth and smallmouth bass
FMZ 12 is one of 20 fisheries management zones in the province.
- includes the Ontario portions of Lake Temiskaming and the Ottawa River
- includes the Madawaska and Mississippi Rivers upstream to the first dam
- cities include Ottawa, Pembroke, Deep River, Hawkesbury
Legal boundary map and detail maps
Monitoring reports and management plans
None at this time.
Zone Advisory Council
The FMZ 12 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