Fisheries Management Zones (FMZs) 1, 2 and 3
Information about fishing and how fish resources are managed in Fisheries Management Zones 1, 2, 3 (Far North).
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News and updates
The comment period regarding proposed changes to fishing sanctuaries for Fushimi Lake and the Valentine River near Hearst ended on May 11, 2021.
All comments and feedback received are being considered. Final changes will be included in the 2022 Ontario Fishing Regulation Summary.
- find specific rules for fishing in FMZ 1, FMZ 2 and FMZ 3
- use the Fish on-Line mapping tool
- find a complete set of fishing rules in the Ontario Fishing Regulations Summary
About this zone
FMZs 1, 2 and 3 are located in Ontario’s Far North. These zones have:
- few roads and limited access
- limited fishing pressure
- large rivers that drain into the Arctic watershed
- large areas where using live bait is prohibited
FMZs 1, 2 and 3 are 3 of 20 fisheries management zones in the province.
FMZs 1, 2 and 3:
- make up the majority of Ontario’s Far North
- reaches the Manitoba border on the west
- bounded by Hudson’s Bay to the north
- ends at James Bay on the eastern borders of FMZs 1 and 3
- communities include Attawapiskat, Moosonee, Pickle Lake, Hearst
Legal boundary map and details maps
- Legal boundary map for FMZ 1 (PDF)
- Legal boundary map for FMZ 2 and detail maps 1 - 19 (PDF)
- Legal boundary map for FMZ 3 (PDF)
Monitoring reports and management plans
None at this time.
Zone advisory council
These fisheries management zones do not have advisory councils yet.