Has someone you know done anything
recently to help conserve, protect and/or develop Canada's recreational
fisheries? If so, Fisheries and Oceans Canada wants to hear about
Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) developed the National Recreational Fisheries Award program to honour individuals and organizations for their contribution to the conservation, restoration and enhancement of Canada's recreational fisheries and their habitat. These individuals and organizations have played, and continue to play, a very important role in sustaining and developing the recreational fishing experience throughout Canada.
Is this a new program?
No, the program was developed in 1989, and each year, DFO presents Awards to individuals and organizations for their positive involvement in Canada's recreational fisheries.
What kinds of projects and
activities does DFO look for?
To see projects and activities that won in the past, take a look at the Recipients pages, where past Award recipients are listed.
Where do I begin? How can I nominate an individual?
Information on eligibility criteria, nomination requirements and the submission deadline.
Who selects the Award recipients, and how many are selected?
Selection committee composition, process and the Award are outlined here.
What does an Award recipient receive?
Each Award recipient receives a pewter medallion and lapel pin, both with Canada's Recreational Fisheries Award logo, and a framed Certificate of Merit.
Who can I contact for more
National Recreational Fisheries Awards
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
200, Kent Street
Ottawa ON K1A 0E6
Fax: (613) 954-1407
Remember: This individual or organization has done something great for recreational fishing in Canada - help us reward their efforts!