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Proposal to establish a hunting season for double-crested cormorants in Ontario
Environmental Registry of Ontario (ERO) Number: 013-4124
Comment period: November 19, 2018 – January 3, 2019
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) is proposing to create a hunting season for double-crested cormorants in response to concerns that double-crested cormorants have been detrimental to fish stocks and natural habitats. The proposed approach would allow persons who hold a small game licence to hunt these birds and provide a new tool for the management of double-crested cormorants. The rules for hunting double-crested cormorants would be generally consistent with regulations related to migratory birds.
If a hunting season is created, MNRF will implement a monitoring program to further assess the status of double-crested cormorants in Ontario.
This proposal will be posted on the Environmental Registry at https://ero.ontario.ca/notice/013-4124 with comments accepted until January 3, 2019.