OTTAWA–Robert Sopuck, Member of Parliament for Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette is visiting Thunder Bay for meetings with the regions Anglers and Hunters during Canada’s National Fishing Week and Ontario’s Family Fishing Week.
“Our government has done more for Canada’s recreational fisheries than any previous Federal government,” said Sopuck. “With the launch of the new Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnership Program in 2013 we have started down a new path focused on conservation of recreational fisheries that will ensure Canadians continue to have a rich resource of fish that will benefit the environment, Ontario’s tourism industry and local anglers in Thunder Bay and North Western Ontario.”
July 5th -13th 2014 is Ontario’s annual Family Fishing week. The Province of Ontario allows individuals to fish without a license during this week. Events such as festivals, clinics, derbies and workshops are hosted across the province. Each event provides a great opportunity to get outside, spend some wholesome time with the family, and develop a strong connection with conservation through the enjoyment of fishing.
“I want to encourage everyone in Ontario to go fishing this weekend with family and friends,” said Sopuck “As an avid angler, and fly fishermen, I know that once you have tried angling in Ontario’s great outdoors, you will be hooked; I wish everyone good fishing this weekend.”
Robert Sopuck, MP will be meeting on Friday July 11th with Hunting and Angling groups from the Thunder Bay region including the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, the Northwestern Ontario Sportsmen’s Alliance, Northshore Steelhead Association and many others. He will also be making an announcement for the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnership Program in Thunder Bay.
Robert Sopuck, MP is Chair of the Conservative Hunting and Angling Caucus and a member of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development and the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans.
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