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Motherwell Reservoir Gains New Fish

Motherwell Reservoir Gains New Fish

Motherwell Reservoir has been stocked with new fish thanks to an initiative of the Ministry and Environment, in partnership with the Kindersley Wildlife Federation and Town of Kindersley.

Kindersley Conservation Officers Brett Diemert and Ted Glass provided a presentation to Grade 8 Elizabeth School students on June 6 to explain the value the new aquatic life will bring to the reservoir, as well as the process by which such projects are conducted. Approximately 1500 yellow perch captured in Lac Pelletier were released into the Motherwell as part of the initiative. Diemert said the Conservation Office hopes to encourage leisure fishing for families that is primarily catch and release. 

Kindersley Wildlife Federation members were also on hand for the event, after which they will take the lead in monitoring oxygen levels in the water to ensure the habitat remains conducive to supporting the new population.

The Kindersley Wildlife Federation partnered with the Community Walking Trail Committee, Kindersley Regional Park, and Town of Kindersley to fund and install an aeration system in the Motherwell Reservoir in 2015 to assist in improving the water quality with the intention of stocking fish in the future.

Motherwell Reservoir has had a history as a fishing source. It was first stocked with yellow perch back in 1927, according to records from the Ministry of Environment, then again in 1961 and 1971. In 1996, it was stocked with walleye.

 


Date Updated: June 6, 2017 - 5:50 PM