Ontario Fishery Regulations - Variation Orders

The Ontario Fishery Regulations give the Minister of Natural Resources the authority to change a fishing season, quota or size limit using a Variation Order. 

 

This allows the Minister to make the changes necessary for fisheries management purposes in a timely fashion. 

 

The fishing regulations under all relevant legislation and Variation Orders are described for anglers in the Ontario Recreational Fishing Regulations Summary.  If regulation changes are made between printings of the Ontario Recreational Fishing Regulations Summary, the ministry communicates these changes to the public and posts them on the ministry's website.

 

 

The Variation Orders listed here are summarized in the current Ontario Recreational Fishing Regulations Summary.  If a Variation Order is revised before the next Ontario Recreational Fishing Regulations Summary is printed in December 2014, it will be noted below.

  

 

Ontario Variation Orders

 

Sport Fishing Variation Order for Zone 1   (PDF, 22 kb)

Sport Fishing Variation Order for Zone 2   (PDF, 40 kb)
Sport Fishing Variation Order for Zone 3   (PDF, 31 kb)
Sport Fishing Variation Order for Zone 4   (PDF, 77 kb)  updated December 2013
Sport Fishing Variation Order for Zone 5   (PDF, 145 kb)  updated December 2013

Sport Fishing Variation Order for Zone 6   (PDF, 71 kb)
Sport Fishing Variation Order for Zone 7   (PDF, 69 kb)
Sport Fishing Variation Order for Zone 8   (PDF, 93 kb) 
Sport Fishing Variation Order for Zone 9   (PDF, 25 kb)
Sport Fishing Variation Order for Zone 10  (PDF, 152 kb)  updated December 2013


Sport Fishing Variation Order for Zone 11  (PDF, 104 kb)  updated December 2013
Sport Fishing Variation Order for Zone 12  (PDF, 22 kb)
Sport Fishing Variation Order for Zone 13  (PDF, 15 kb)
Sport Fishing Variation Order for Zone 14  (PDF, 33 kb)
Sport Fishing Variation Order for Zone 15  (PDF, 126 kb)


Sport Fishing Variation Order for Zone 16  (PDF, 67 kb)

Sport Fishing Variation Order for Zone 17  (PDF, 46 kb) 
Sport Fishing Variation Order for Zone 18  (PDF, 41 kb) 
Sport Fishing Variation Order for Zone 19  (PDF, 21 kb)
Sport Fishing Variation Order for Zone 20  (PDF, 34 kb) 



Sport Fishing for Baitfish Variation Order  (PDF, 30 kb)

 

Fish Sanctuary Variation Order Including Special Waters Closed to Sport and Commercial Fishing   (PDF, 580 kb)  updated December 2013

 

Commercial Fishing Close Time Variation Order  (PDF, 280 kb)  

 

 

 

 

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