Fish habitat program gets funding

by Guest Author | August 30, 2013

Lauren Sharkey, CSSP Program Coordinator, describes the usage of the funding. 

The federal Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program has granted $30,100 in funding to the Community Stream Steward Program (CSSP), which is hosted by the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH). The financial injection will be used specifically for the CSSP’s coldwater fish habitat improvement project.

Peterborough MP Dean Del Mastro made the official announcement on Friday, Aug. 30 at the OFAH/Mario Cortellucci Hunting and Fishing Heritage Centre in Peterborough. “Through partnering with our local groups who work on the ground to conserve fish habitat, the Government of Canada helps promote investments in recreational fisheries habitat restoration in our province, for the benefit of our communities in years to come.”

“The Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program is an important new initiative by the Harper Government that will provide much needed funding to help restore and rehabilitate recreational fisheries habitat across the country,” said OFAH Executive Director Angelo Lombardo.  “This funding will provide vital support for the CSSP coldwater fish habitat improvement project.”

The Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program will make as much as $10 million available over the next two years to support recreational fisheries habitat conservation activities.

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