October 14, 2004

DFO to Slash Salmonid Enhancement Program?

Apprently there are moves afoot to cut the Department of Fisheries and Oceans $25 million budget for its Salmonid Enhancement Program by $4 million. This is a very popular and effective program that has a huge multiplier effect by supporting thousands of volunteers on the west coast.

This is also the program that provides small grants for streamkeeping groups like the Byrne Creek Streamkeepers, and chum fry and coho smolts to release in the creek every spring.

Please write letters or email messages expressing your concerns.

Prime Minister Paul Martin
Office of the Prime Minister
80 Wellington St.
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A2

Minister of Fisheries and Oceans
The Honourable Geoff Regan
Minister, Fisheries and Oceans
Parliament Buildings, Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada, K1A 0A6

The Honourable David Emerson (Senior BC minister)
Minister of Industry
5th Floor, West Tower
C.D. Howe Building
235 Queen Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H5
Tel.: (613) 995-9001
Fax: (613) 992-0302
E-mail: Minister.Industry@ic.gc.ca

Find the email address and snail mail address of your local MP in this directory.

Posted by Paul at October 14, 2004 10:50 PM