Latest walleye study ‘a colossal waste of time’ says NFN Chief

Nipissing First Nation Chief Scott McLeod isn’t impressed with the latest study on the state of the walleye fishery in Lake Nipissing.

Nipissing First Nation Chief Scott McLeod. File photo by Jeff Turl.

“To me, it was a colossal waste of time, that’s my opinion,” McLeod told BayToday during a telephone interview this morning.

“I lost confidence, not necessarily of her, (study author Dr. Doris Smith) but just because she’s a professional doesn’t mean she knows what’s going on. She did want to communicate with us. She never did call directly but we chose not to anyway because the data was already reviewed. We know what the data says. This whole $75,000 they spent we could have done better work with that if it was given to our assessment unit and the ministry to do more good work on the lake rather than writing a report that had already been out a couple of months previous.”