John Duncan, Minister of State and Chief Government Whip and Member of Parliament for Vancouver Island North on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, highlighted that, under the third round of the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program, the Government of Canada will be providing funding of up to $334,626 to five organizations in Vancouver Island North to conserve fish habitat.
As part of the National Conservation Plan, the RFCPP was created to restore Canada’s waterways and to ensure sustainability and ongoing productivity of our recreational fisheries. Given its success in ensuring a more coordinated approach to conservation efforts across the country, and high demand, the Government of Canada increased the investment in the Economic Action Plan 2014 to a total of $25 million.
Pacific Salmon Foundation
Project: White River Tributary Fish Passage Restoration
Organization will be provided up to $32,400 in funding
Comox Valley Project Watershed Society
Project: Airpark Lagoon – Restoring Habitat Connectivity for Salmonid Refuge, Rearing and Foraging
Organization will be provided up to $108,011 in funding
British Columbia Conservation Foundation
Project: Campbell River – Elk Falls Canyon Spawning Gravel Delivery System
Organization will be provided up to $83,500 in funding
Tsolum River Restoration Society
Project: Tsolum River Fish Enhancement and Bank Protection at the Babock – Comox Water Pipeline Crossing
Organization will be provided up to $35,840 in funding
Little River Enhancement Society
Project: Little River Enhancement Society River Restoration
Organization will be provided up to $74,875 in funding
– Contributed by the National Conservation Plan.