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Conserving Recreational Fisheries in Budget 2014

FROM CANADA'S FEDERAL BUDGET 2014

Conserving Recreational Fisheries

Economic Action Plan 2014 proposes to double annual funding for the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships program by providing an additional $15 million over two years.

The Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program was established in June 2013 to support projects aimed at improving the conservation of recreational fisheries habitat. The Program brings partners together and pools their resources to support the common goal of conserving and protecting Canadaís recreational fisheries.

During the programís first year, a total of 96 projects have been approved. For example, the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Huntersí Community Stream Steward Program received funding to complete projects that removed barriers to fish passage such as debris and log jams and enhanced habitat by stabilizing riverbanks.

Economic Action Plan 2014 proposes to provide an additional $15 million over two years to extend the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program. Funding will allow the Government to support additional conservation projects in communities across the country.

http://www.budget.gc.ca/2014/docs/plan/toc-tdm-eng.html