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Weh-Sees Indohoun Special Zone - A self-registration system is being established for the 2017 season

Chibougamau, May 30, 2017 –  The Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs (MFFP) wishes to inform the public that it will establish a self-registration system for the 2017 fishing season in order to comply with its obligation to make available to potential users of wildlife resources the necessary means to obtain access rights to the Weh-Sees Indohoun Special Zone.

In addition to a Québec government fishing licence, anyone who is not a beneficiary of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement (JBNQA) wishing to engage in sportfishing must obtain a daily access right to the Weh-Sees Indohoun Special Zone (WSI). The access right is free of charge and the form is available online ( At the conclusion of their fishing trips, all anglers must declare their catches (kept, released or consumed on-site) by sending their daily catch report and their access pass to: Failure to comply with this condition constitutes an offence liable to a fine pursuant to the Act respecting the conservation and development of wildlife.

As for sport hunting, hunters who are not beneficiaries of the JBNQA are subject to the legislation and regulations in force in this territory. They must, therefore, possess a Québec government hunting licence and comply with the regulations applicable to each sector and species. To consult the regulations, please visit the MFFP website ( Lastly, it should be noted that the specific procedures respecting moose hunting are applicable in the entire special zone.

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