On May 21st, 2021 conservation officers responded to reports of abandoned walleye dumped in the south branch of the Muskoka River near the Ontario Power Generation station. Officers found 64 rotting walleye carcases, some of which were left to waste whole. There was also litter – including 13 AAA batteries- discarded along the shore.

If you have information on this incident please contact Conservation Officer David Murphy at 705-646-5507. You can also report a resource violation or provide information about an unsolved case, by calling call the ministry TIPS line toll free at 1-877-847-7667 or contact your local ministry office. You can also call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Conservation officers continue to patrol and protect our natural resources during the current COVID 19 outbreak and would like to remind everyone that by respecting seasons, sanctuaries, bag and possession limits we all help ensure our natural resources stay healthy. Visit Ontario’s website to learn more about how the province continues to protect Ontarians from COVID-19.