Ice Fishers Must Remove Shacks By March 15: GNB

The provincial government wants to remind ice fishers to remove their shacks and shelters before March 15.

A release says that while ice-fishing season ends on March 31, fishers should be cautious and not wait until the last minute to remove the ice-fishing shelters.

“Owners of ice-fishing structures must keep a close eye on conditions and, if they see signs of melting, remove the shelters,” said Environment and Climate Change Minister Gary Crossman in a release.

He said shack owners are responsible for removing structures before the deadline so it doesn’t create an “environmental hazard” with waste and debris that clog up New Brunswick waterways.

Crossman added ice fishers must also clean up after themselves at the end of the season.

“We all want to enjoy clean water all year round. Our natural attractions are what makes our province beautiful,” he said.