| Photo: Copyright Bow River Shuttles 2012
Lesley Petersen (Biologist) & Jeff Surtees (CEO)
Trout Unlimited Canada
TUC Responds Regarding Leaked DFO Document
In response to concerns of Trout Unlimited Canada members and supporters across Canada regarding potential changes to the fish habitat provisions of the federal Fisheries Act, CEO Jeff Surtees wrote to The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.
A press release by a former Department of Fisheries and Oceans biologist, Otto Langer has been widely reported in the media. That press release stated that Mr. Langer had been provided with a leaked government document which says that Cabinet is planning to water down the habitat protection provisions of the Canada Fisheries Act by deleting the habitat protection provisions of section 35 of the Act and replacing it with a new section which does not mention or protect habitat.
The story, as reported by CBC News, can be seen here
TUC’s letter of concern to Minister Ashfield can be viewed here
TUC CEO Talks to Lets Go Outdoors
Trout Unlimited Canada CEO Jeff Surtees talks to Lets Go Outdoors radio regarding potential changes to the fish habitat provisions on the federal Fisheries Act.
Please visit the Lets Go Outdoors website to listen to this interesting interview.
VIA: TUC Newsroom