Amendments to Ontario Regulation 667/98 (Trapping) made under Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act to regulate the use of relaxing cable restraints for trapping in Ontario
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act
Summary of Decision:
A decision was made to proceed with the proposal. The proposal was implemented by an amendment to O. Reg. 667/98 (Trapping) by O. Reg. 388/15. This regulation was filed by the Registrar of Regulations on December 10, 2015.
August 12, 2015
Summary of Proposal:
MNRF is proposing to make regulatory amendments under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act to regulate the use of RCRs in Ontario, specifically:
• For use by licenced trappers and farmers,
• For use across Ontario in areas with an open trapping season for coyote/wolf, except during deer seasons in southern, central and parts of northeastern Ontario where dogs are allowed,
• For use in protection of property, and
• To define the technical specifications of the device (locking mechanism, breakaway release and cable lengths) in consideration of animal welfare and to help avoid non-target species.
January 1, 2016