Recreational Fishing Advisory Council Meetings to Be Held
Nova Scotia anglers are invited to discuss angling regulations and provide input on sportfishing issues in their area at meetings throughout the province in November and December. Chris d’Entremont, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, announced the Recreational Fishing Advisory Council meetings today, Nov. 17. The meetings are open to the public and give representatives from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries an opportunity to share information on research, fish stocking programs, education and extension programs, and discuss regulatory issues. “We continue to monitor the health of our sport fishery,” said Mr. d’Entremont. “Through our assessment of the fishery, combined with valuable input from anglers, we develop and change regulations which conserve, enhance, protect and in some cases, provide increased sportfishing opportunities for Nova Scotia anglers.” There will be six Recreational Fishing Advisory Council meetings and all will take place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 24Cape Breton (includes Cape Breton, Inverness, Victoria, and Richmond counties)Mariner C Room, Delta Sydney Hotel, 300 Esplanade St., Sydney Tuesday, Nov. 29Central Nova Scotia (includes Halifax and Lunenburg counties)Ralston Room, Park Place Ramada Plaza Hotel, 240 Brownlow Ave., Dartmouth Wednesday, Nov. 30Southern Nova Scotia (includes Digby, Yarmouth, Shelburne, and Queens counties)Digby East Fish and Game Association, Hillgrove Road, Digby Thursday, Dec. 1Western Nova Scotia (includes Annapolis, Kings and Hants counties)Room 224, Kings Tech Campus, 236 Belcher St., Kentville Tuesday, Dec. 6Eastern Nova Scotia (includes Antigonish, Pictou, and Guysborough counties)Nova Scotia Museum of Industry auditorium, 147 North Foord St., Stellarton Wednesday, Dec. 7Northern Nova Scotia (includes Cumberland and Colchester counties)Howard Johnson Hotel and Convention Centre, 437 Prince St., TruroNote: this meeting is being held in conjunction with the Cobequid Salmon Association monthly meeting. Additional information on angling and meeting dates can be found on the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries website at www.gov.ns.ca/nsaf/sportfishing or by calling 902-485-5056.