The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) is conducting province wide consultations with fishers and related stakeholders in response to the Province of Manitoba’s announcement to move toward open market fish sales. We want to ensure that commercial fishers are given an opportunity to express their concerns and input on this initiative. The MMF’s objective is to ensure the interests of Manitoba’s commercial fishers are protected and valued. The MMF recognizes that fishing has significantly contributed to the Manitoba economy for generations and we must protect our fishing industry. As such, the MMF is holding community-based consultations in various regions and is inviting all commercial fishers, community members, associated business and leadership to participate in the meetings. If you wish to register, or have any questions about the meetings, please contact Carole Schneiderat, (204) 586-8474 ext. 324.


To get the fishers’ and stakeholders’ direct input on the current challenges they face and what changes / results they want in this new approach to commercial fishing.

Subjects of discussion include:

  • Financial Issues (Income, Benefits, etc.);
  • Management Issues (Laws, Rules, Regulations, etc.);
  • FFMC Concerns;
  • Type of Industry for the Future (Single Desk, Duel Desk, Co-op, Fisher-owned, etc.);
  • Environmental Concerns (Fish Stocks, Invasive Species, etc.);
  • Certification Matters (Quality);
  • Stock (Supply, Demand, Maximizing Sustainable Harvest);
  • Quotas;
  • Equity (Fishers’ input in decision making and managing the fishing industry);
  • Others.

Rescheduled Upcoming Meetings

Grand Rapids

April 4, 2017 at 6:30 PM
Church of St. Alexander
Roman Catholic Hall
Grand Rapids Drive, Grand Rapids, MB


April 5, 2017 at 6:30 PM
MMF Thompson Regional Office
171 Cree Road, Thompson, MB


April 6, 2017 at 6:30 PM
Little Muddy's Metis Local
Winnipegosis Youth Centre (Mcleods)
238 First Street North, Winnipegosis, MB

Past Meetings


February 28, 2017 at 6:30 PM
Manitoba Metis Federation - Home Office
150 Henry Avenue, Winnipeg, MB

St. Laurent

March 2, 2017 at 6:30 PM
St. Laurent Parish
119 Parish Lane, St. Laurent, MB


March 6, 2017 at 6:30 PM
CANCELLED - Due to Weather
MMF Thompson Regional Office
171 Cree Road, Thompson, MB

Grand Rapids

March 13, 2017 at 11:30 AM
Church of St. Alexander
Grand Rapids Drive, Grand Rapids, MB


March 8, 2017 at 6:30 PM
CANCELLED - Due to Weather
Winnipegosis Youth Centre
238 1st St N, Winnipegosis, MB

Grand Marais

March 9, 2017 at 6:30 PM
Grand Marais Rec. Centre
90 Matilda Avenue, Grand Marais, MB

The Pas

March 13, 2017 at 6:30 PM
The Pas Metis Association Inc.-The Metis Club Hall
1515 Gordon Ave, The Pas, MB


March 14, 2017 at 6:30 PM
Mafeking Legion Hall
201 Pine Avenue, Mafeking, MB

Duck Bay

March 15, 2017 at 6:30 PM
Duck Bay School
65 Gov't Rd Allowance, Duck Bay, MB