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Transporting live fish (except for live bait) in Ontario is illegal and has the potential to harm ecosystems if those live fish found their way into a new lake. Introducing new fish species like Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Rock Bass, Black Crappie and many more, into a lake can disrupt a fragile fishery and cause serious harm. In order to protect Ontario’s lakes and rivers, you should never release any live fish into the water.

OFAH/ONDMNRF Invading Species Awareness Program. (2021). Pathways – Unauthorized Introductions. Retrieved from: www.invadingspecies.com.
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