Each year, the Selection Committee reviews all nominations that are submitted against established assessment criteria and their recommendations are forwarded to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans for the final decision.
What is the Selection Committee?
The Selection Committee is a national committee of prominent Canadians representing each province and territory.
How many Awards are presented each year?
A maximum of five nominations demonstrating stewardship in action are chosen each year.
Each recipient receives a commemorative medal (struck by the Royal
Canadian Mint), a lapel pin and a framed Recreational Fisheries Award
certificate signed by the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans. To view the
Award, see Award
and Awards Ceremony.
The Awards are presented at a ceremony in each recipient’s local area.