Regulation - LGIC

Amendments to Ontario Regulation 667/98 (Trapping) made under Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997 to update technical specifications of relaxing cable restraints used for trapping.

Regulation Number(s):
Ontario Regulation 667/98 (Trapping)
Instrument Type:
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997
Summary of Proposal:
To seek input on proposed regulatory amendments under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act to change design specifications of relaxing cable restraints (RCRs) used for trapping in Ontario. Amendments are specific to the maximum rating of breakaway mechanisms and minimum cable loop requirements.
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
The anticipated environmental and social consequences of these proposed amendments are neutral. Existing trapping licence requirements, trapping seasons and licence harvest quotas will be maintained with no changes. RCR use is restricted to licensed trappers and farmers for use in managing furbearer populations and resolving human-wildlife conflicts. The continued use of RCRs is expected to avoid the inadvertent capture or killing of non-target species (e.g., pets, livestock, non-target wildlife).

The anticipated economic consequences of the proposed amendments are positive. Ontario farmers and producers often hire licensed trappers to target and remove coyotes predating on livestock. The proposed amendments are expected to increase the effectiveness of RCRs being used to manage furbearer populations and address livestock predation concerns.

The anticipated regulatory impacts of the proposed amendments on stakeholders are expected to be neutral. No annual administrative costs are anticipated for stakeholders, businesses, or government.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
24-MNRF004
Posting Date:
May 24, 2024
Comments Due Date:
July 8, 2024
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