The Province of Ontario is continuing its partnership with wildlife trappers.
Ontario’s Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF), John Yakabuski, says that the Provincial Government is investing 1.1 million dollars in the Ontario Fur Managers Federation (OFMF).
He says that the trapping industry is extremely important, especially in his riding of Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke. “It’s been a significantly important part of our culture for over 400 years” he says.
The Barry’s Bay native says that the OFMF helps the Province with administrative duties and wants to keep the relationship going. Yakabuski says that the industry helps Ontario’s economy due to the money that comes in from the sale of furs. He adds that a portion of sales goes to a special purpose account to help fishing and wildlife programs throughout the Province.
Approximately 8700 commercial trapping licenses are sold annually Yakabuski says and adds that their partnership with the OFMF was extended by 3 years. To read the press release issued by the Province of Ontario, click here.