CJOB News Team reporting
Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship has again established temporary conservation measures to protect spawning walleye in Dauphin Lake and its tributaries this spring.
The walleye population in Dauphin Lake is increasing but Officials say it has not yet fully recovered.
The temporary measures will remain in place until the completion of walleye spawning and that is largely dependent on weather.
The conservation measures allow for a limited harvest for food by Aboriginal rights holders of six walleye per person each day on Dauphin Lake and its tributaries by angling with rod and reel only.
This year's measures will hopefully protect walleye during a critical part of their lifecycle.
To assist further with recovery, the department will once again stock the lake with walleye fry and triple the number of stocked fish in 2012.