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According to commercial fisherman Bruce Benson, changes in regulation were made without proper consultation with those who know the industry best.
 
Such changes include reducing mesh sizes in commercial nets and removing catfish from the list of species available for commercial fishing.
 
Benson says the changes suggest that the province is more focused on appeasing recreational anglers.
 
While the changes would primarily affect fishermen on Lake Winnipeg and Lake Manitoba, commercial fishing in the Parkland would also be affected in the future.

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