Keep Live Bait in Manitoba

Keep Live Bait in Manitoba

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Lee Hastings started this petition to Manitoba Government Agriculture and Resource Development (Honourable Blaine Pederson)

Agriculture and Resource Development in Manitoba has proposed a BAN on all Live bait in Manitoba including the use of Live minnows and Leeches for angling. We as anglers, businesses, and bait harvesters are challenging the evidence of transfer of AIS and VHS through transfer of live bait. With all the other issues of water and disease  transfer with boats, floatplanes, birds and other inevitable means of transfer,  we feel the industry is targeted.  We believe that killing a life long tradition, heritage, and industry of angling with and producing live bait is not in their best interest for the economic development of tourism in Manitoba. Other issues may arise if live bait is abolished, such as over harvesting of forage fish such as shiners in our world class fisheries, and the use of more artificial plastic bait which will litter the environment and kill more fish as they will not digest plastic. Please join us in keeping our businesses alive, and opportunity for anglers to use the best quality bait to  catch that fish of a lifetime. 

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