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    Lake Huron Fishing Club Gets Money for River and Stream Study

    LHFC Receive $53,000 from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, looks like our stream study is a go.
    Tight Lines Richard

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    Wow, awesome!

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    Right on Richard, congratulations!

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    That's great, good news.

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    Woot!
    Not one god damn perch.......

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    GBO Member Nick Toth's Avatar
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    These are good days for the club. Gratifying to see it getting recognition, support and traction.

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    Federal Government supports recreational fisheries program
    April 21, 2014
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    Member of Parliament (MP) Ben Lobb, on behalf of the Hon. Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, and under the second round of the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program, the Government of Canada is providing $53,000 to the Lake Huron Fishing Club (LHFC) to help in the conservation of fish habitat in Saugeen Shores and Kincardine.
    MP Ben Lobb
    The Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program was announced in Economic Action Plan 2013 to support fisheries habitat restoration projects led by recreational fishing and angling groups, as well as conservation organizations. Given its early success and high demand, Economic Action Plan 2014 increased the funding available through the program by $15 million, for a total investment of $25 million.
    The program supports the sustainability and ongoing productivity of Canadaís recreational fisheries by bringing like-minded partners together and pooling their resources to support the common goal of conserving and protecting Canadaís recreational fisheries. The partnership approach makes the most of joint resources, allowing results that would not otherwise be possible.
    The Government of Canada has funded 94 projects across Canada through the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program, investing almost $6 million following the first round of applications. Following the second round of applications, the Government is funding up to 128 projects across the country, investing a total of up to $5.5 million.
    As all projects received at least 50 percent of their funding from sources other than government, the governmentís investment in fisheries habitat restoration will more than double thanks to the leveraging power of partnerships.
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    According to the government, some successes to date include:Restoration of important habitat for Coho salmon and other salmonids in British Columbia;
    Construction of a fish bypass channel to help preserve and restore the recreational fishery in Southern and Central Lake Ontario; and
    Removal of deteriorating dams and structures that had been used by the pulp and paper industry, so that salmonids in the Exploits River watershed in Newfoundland and Labrador have free passage.
    Recreational fishing contributes significantly to the Canadian economy, especially in rural areas. In 2010, for example, anglers generated $8.3 billion for local economies. More than 3.3 million adult anglers participate in recreational fishing activities every year. The industry also attracts visitors to Canada, with non-resident and foreign anglers making over two million fishing trips within Canada in 2010.With the funds, the club will be able to determine which streams and rivers will support the natural reproduction of fish and wildlife.* Under the first round of the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program, up to $1,239,448 had been made available for 16 projects in Ontario.* Up to $5.5 million for 128 projects to restore recreational fisheries habitat through Round II have been approved nationally.* A third window for funding applications will be open shortly. Details about eligibility and how to apply are available on the Programís web site (www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/pnw-ppe/rfcpp-ppcpr/index-eng.html) where you can also sign up for updates.

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    Who is the fat guy shaking Ben's hand Nick?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Hahn View Post
    Who is the fat guy shaking Ben's hand Nick?
    Seen him around I think.

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    Hate to poke the fire but I've got to.

    Remember about a year ago or so long ago this article...
    http://www.owensoundsuntimes.com/201...hing-agreement

    Specifically this part
    "People have also criticized the agreement for including an $850,000 payment to SON over five years.
    Orazietti said the money is to be used to ensure the “management and sustainability” of the fish resource.
    “This is not, as some may suggest, a payment for fishing. That is absolutely the furthest thing from the truth. It’s about the expenditures that need to take place to make sure the resource is managed properly.” "


    Considering LHFC got 53k...
    I'm just going to leave it at that.

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    Two different kettles of fish ( I think ) Chris.

    LHFC (and others) are grass roots, volunteer organisations, that among many things rely heavily on funding, volunteer eforts. Whose only goal is to sustain and better a fishery for the benefit of all user groups, including first nations. The SoN (and others) benefit in essense, only themselves. Guess what Im driving at is one hand is "inclusive" everyone is welcome to fish and take........The other is exlcusive.

    So
    in one case, you have a cash strapped gov't thats been gutting the MNR handing out 850k so a select few can benefit
    And on the other another level of govt handing over tax payer monies to a conservation group that benefits all users.

    Night and day imo.

    In some ways, while disimiliar, not so disimiliar from the StA can of worms.
    Horrible results, utilizing hard to come hatchery space that benefit one user group.....But from appearances, the monies come largely from private groups and elsewhere (not the SPA) and benefit many user groups.

    I have zero desire to enter those frays (various native issues), other than to say.
    As long as there are separate rules and user groups are treated differently, there will always be strife.

    In this day and age, when all govts. From municple, to prov, to fed, to varying degrees each finding it very hard to do the impossible. Do everything we tax payers want in our cradle to grave existance, and some are starved for cash.

    Good on the LHFC.
    Its been a long time and few and far between when grass roots (likely the future if funding trends continue) get some loving and much needed cash.
    Last edited by John Bennett; 04-22-2014 at 04:44 PM.
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