Live Fish Food Trade
Many markets offer fresh live seafood and fish. This is a wonderful option when you are fishing on one of those days the fish just will not bite. Unfortunately, some of the live seafood and fish species have a potential to survive if they were to successfully invade a lake or river in Ontario. Fish like Asian carp and Northern Snakehead are popular in Ontario’s markets and would cause extreme harm to Ontario’s lakes and rivers if they were introduced.
To prevent the introduction of fish species like Asian carp and Northern Snakehead, Ontario prohibits the live possession and sale of Bighead, Silver, Grass, and Black carp as well as all species of fish in the snakehead family.
In order to protect Ontario’s lakes and rivers, visitors should never release any live fish into the water. For more information on how you can help prevent the spread of invasive species, click below.