Thursday, November 6, 2014
Federal Gov't News
Local enhancement groups encouraged to apply for funds
Released by Robert Pearsall, PA for MP Mark Strahl
n behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Mark Strahl MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon is encouraging local groups to make application for funding under the fourth phase of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) Recreational Conservation Partnerships Program (RFCPP).
“The Recreational Fisheries Conservations Partnerships Program allows our Government to support an important economic sector while also ensuring sustainable fisheries. I would like to congratulate the proponents who applied under the first rounds of this program. Our Government is proud to support their work that will benefit Canadian communities for years to come. I encourage all interested groups to submit an application under the new round,” said the Honorable Gail Shea – Minister of Fisheries and Oceans
Announced in Economic Action Plan 2013 the RFCPP supports habitat restoration projects led by recreational fishing and angling groups, as well as conservation organizations. Given its early success and high demand, an additional investment in Economic Action Plan 2014 increased the funding available through the program to a total investment of $25 million.
“Thanks to the RFCPP a number of important habitat restoration projects have gone forward in our area.” Strahl added, “These investments are helping restore local waterways and ensure the sustainability of our recreational fisheries.”
To date the RFCPP has funded the following projects:
DFO will accept applications for funding from October 17, 2014 to December 12, 2014. For additional program information as well as the application form and guidelines, please visit: Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program Web site
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