ANNOUNCEMENT: Valcov & Nesbitt Named to Federal Advisory Panel

Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honourable Stephen Harper today announced the creation of a new National Hunting and Angling Advisory Panel, which will help inform conservation efforts in Canada. The announcement was made at Canada’s first ever National Fish and Wildlife Conservation Congress in Ottawa.
“Hunting, angling and trapping are central to the livelihood, recreation and tradition of many Canadians and are an important part of many local and regional tourism industries”, said Prime Minister Harper.  “The members of the new Hunting and Angling Advisory Panel will help ensure that future conservation practices – including the protection of endangered species – are based on input from Canadians who have a long tradition of conservation.  This fulfills a commitment made by our Government last year.”
The panel – which is made up of representatives from provincial and territorial hunting and angling associations, as well as conservation and related industry associations – will provide advice to the government to help ensure decisions on issues such as endangered species, wetland protection and nature conservation benefit from a balanced perspective.
Appointed to represent SCI-Canada are Mr. Bob Valcov, as the permanent rep, and Mr. Archie Nesbitt as the alternate.
The panel will serve as a long-term advisory body and will report directly to the Minister of the Environment to ensure government decisions are based on science and balanced advice. Issues that are expected to fall within the scope of the panel’s mandate include providing broad advice to the Government of Canada on a range of federal policies, programs and activities related to conservation and hunting and fishing; and promoting and encouraging the effective stewardship of Canada’s marine and terrestrial wildlife.
The panel will consist of representatives from the following organizations:
  • Canadian Shooting Sports Association
  • Fur Institute of Canada
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Wildlife Federation
  • Nova Scotia Federation of Anglers and Hunters
  • New Brunswick Wildlife Federation
  • La Fédération québécoise des chasseurs et pêcheurs
  • Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters
  • Manitoba Wildlife Federation
  • Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation
  • Alberta Fish and Game Association
  • British Columbia Wildlife Federation
  • Safari Club International – Canada
  • Canadian Sportfishing Industry Association
  • Ducks Unlimited Canada
  • Wildlife Habitat Canada
  • Delta Waterfowl
  • Trout Unlimited
  • Pacific Salmon Foundation
  • Atlantic Salmon Federation
Bob Valcov

Director: SCI – Canada : Directeur


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