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Province proposes free fishing for seniors, active military members – Winnipeg
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Province proposes free fishing for seniors, active military members – Winnipeg

The province wants to make fishing free for seniors, veterans and active military members. As part of proposed amendments to the Fisheries Act, the province says these groups would no longer need to purchase a fishing licence.“The proposed new regulations would make it easier for the 22,000 Manitoba seniors who take part in recreational fishing,” Long-Term Care Minister Scott Johnston said. “Instead of having to apply (for the licence) on an annual basis, Manitoba seniors would simply need to show proof of age and residency when requested by conservation officers.” Trending Now READ MORE: Province commits $1M in support of Manitoba fish and wildlifeA 45-day consultation period on the proposed amendments began Friday. Manitobans are asked to give feedback until Decemb...