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Fishing in Ontario

A large portion of Canada's freshwater catch comes from Ontario with Lake Erie
Fishing in Ontario can be divided into two categories – commercial fishing and sport or recreational fishing. A large portion of Canada’s freshwater catch comes from Ontario with Lake Erie being the main area for commercial fishing and contributing to 50% of the catch. From Lake Erie fishermen can expect catches of perch, smelt and pickerel. Whitefish can be caught in Lake Superior, Lake Huron and Georgian Bay. The recreational fisherman can expect catches of perch, smelt, pickerel and small mouth bass. Aquaculture, or fish farming is also growing in popularity in Ontario with rainbow trout being the most popular fish at fish farms.


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