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#1 Terran

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 06:31 PM

Saw this announcement on the Canadian Wildlife Federations website and thought that it may be of interest to conservation minded members.

 

Conservation Funding Announced

June 18, 2013

 

Today, Parliamentary Secretary Randy Kamp and Member of Parliament Robert Sopuck, on behalf of the Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans announced details of the federal government’s new Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program.  Funding of $10 million over two years was announced as part of the budget to support implementation of fish habitat conservation through conservation organizations.

 

Recreational fishing and angling groups and conservation organizations are welcome to apply for funding for projects that enhance or restore fisheries habitats such as removing a fish passage barrier or restoring a shoreline.  Applications for funding will be accepted until Friday, July 12th, 2013.

 

“The program will bring like-minded partners together and pool resources to support the common goal of conserving and protecting Canada’s recreational fisheries,” said MP Sopuck. “The partnership approach will make the most of joint resources, allowing results that would not otherwise be possible.”

 

“This is welcome news that will help improve aquatic habitats for fish and a wide range of other aquatic life, as well as provide multiple benefits through improved water quality and positive economic impacts for all Canadians,” said CWF Director of Conservation Dr. David Browne.

 
This is also news Canadian Wildlife Federation supporters and partners should take pride in as CWF staff worked hard to help generate support for this funding, which, in a time of financial restraint, makes it particularly helpful.  We look forward to working with government to ensure this important program is a success.

(http://cwf-fcf.org/e...on-funding.html )

 

To read the DFO News Release and find application forms and guidelines, check out: http://www.dfo-mpo.g...hq-ac24-eng.htm

 

And here is the Program's Webpage: Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program - http://www.dfo-mpo.g...r/index-eng.asp

 

Hopefully, this will be beneficial to some of our local NGO's and conservation minded groups.

 

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 08:23 PM

Great news indeed. Is this a supplement to the funding received through NSSA for Adopt-A-Stream projects ?


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Posted 19 June 2013 - 09:21 PM

BDawg,

 

It looks to me as if this is a stand-alone Federal Program. In the FAQ section of the "Programs" webpage, these questions might help explain:

 

Q. Do provinces have similar programs?

A. Yes, some provinces do have similar programs aimed at anglers in their respective jurisdictions.  The program allows for leveraging of provincial funding, as well as partnering with provincial agencies, in order to allow project recipients to undertake effective restoration projects.

Q. What role will provinces play in the program?

A. As provinces are responsible for the management of the majority of recreational fisheries in Canada, they will help set restoration/fisheries management objectives in their respective jurisdictions.  Provinces will also be able to provide support (cash and in-kind) to project proponents.

 

I would hope that this is new money and doesn't. somehow, take away from other existing programs.

 

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