News and updates

Fisheries management planning is not currently underway for this zone. Contact your local ministry work centre for more information.

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About this zone

FMZ 7 is located in northern Ontario. This zone has:

  • a long stretch of Lake Superior shoreline
  • important recreational and tourism-based fisheries
  • prominent fisheries for walleye, northern pike, lake trout, brook trout
  • brook trout stocked into many lakes
  • Pukaskwa Provincial Park and the Chapleau Crown Game Preserve

FMZ 7 is one of 20 fisheries management zones in the province.


Zone 7 straddles northeastern and northwestern Ontario and includes the cities of Nipigon, Geraldton, Marathon and Wawa.

View Fisheries Management Zone 7 map using Fish on-Line or a PDF.

FMZ 7:

  • to the south, follows Lake Superior from the Nipigon River to the Michipicotan River
  • the communities of Hearst and Nakina lie along the northern boundary
  • takes in Michipicotan Island
  • cities include Nipigon, Geraldton, Manitouwadge, Wawa

Legal boundary map and detail maps

Legal boundary map for FMZ 7 and detail maps 1 - 12 (PDF)

Monitoring reports and management plans

None at this time.

Zone advisory council

This fisheries management zone does not have an advisory council yet.

General fishing rules