2001-2002 Recipients Of The Recreational Fisheries Awards Announced

December 17, 2001

OTTAWA — Herb Dhaliwal, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, today congratulated the recipients of CanadaÂ’s Recreational Fisheries Awards for 2001-2002. The awards are presented to Canadian individuals and organizations in recognition of their work to protect and enhance recreational fisheries and their habitat, improve fishing opportunities and encourage industry and tourism development.

“I want to congratulate the recipients of the recreational fisheries awards who deserve this special recognition for their outstanding contribution to the promotion of a healthy recreational fishery,” said Mr. Dhaliwal. “We all share a responsibility to preserve our natural resources for future generations. We should all be proud of the work accomplished by these individuals and their dedication to improving fish habitat productivity in Canadian waters.”

The recipients of the 2001-2002 awards are:

  • Raymond Bentley, British Columbia
  • Tom Maccagno, Alberta
  • Darryl Choronzey, Ontario
  • J.D. Irving Limited, New Brunswick
  • Corduroy Brook Enhancement, Newfoundland

A profile of the recipients along with a summary of their contribution to the promotion of the recreational fishery is provided in the backgrounder.

CanadaÂ’s National Recreational Fisheries Awards, created in 1989, recognize outstanding contribution by Canadians to conserve and develop recreational fisheries and their habitat.

Canadian individuals, groups, businesses or associations, working independently from government agencies are eligible for these awards and can be nominated by an organization or by individual sponsors. A completed nomination form, a brief history of the nominee, a description of the project or activity and letters of support from the nominators can be submitted to the address shown below.

A National Selection Committee of prominent Canadians, representing each province and territory, is appointed by the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans to review nominations and recommend nominees to the Minister.

Nomination forms and information about the process are available from:

Awards Selection Committee
Recreational Fisheries
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
200 Kent Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0E6

E Mail: XNCRAwards@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Or on the Internet at: www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/communic/rfa-ppr/awards.htm

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The backgrounder related to this announcement is available on the automated Fax-On-Demand service of Fisheries and Oceans. It is immediately retrievable — to users with a touchtone phone and a fax machine — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

To retrieve, dial 1-416-362-1447 and follow the voice prompts.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Heather Bala
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Ottawa
(613) 996-0076
Myriam Brochu
Manager, Media Relations
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Ottawa
(613) 998-1530