Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters

Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters

April 11, 2007 09:11 ET

Atlantic salmon return to Terra Cotta, formerly called "Salmonville.

Attention: Assignment Editor, Environment Editor, News Editor ONTARIO, MEDIA PHOTO/VIDEO OPPORTUNITY:--(CCNMatthews - April 11, 2007) - Today, on the historic Credit River, the Village of Terra Cotta (formerly named "Salmonville") will welcome back a proud part of its past. The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters and its conservation partners are releasing about 6,000 Atlantic Salmon, Lake Ontario's original salmon that disappeared (as did the name Salmonville) during early settlement. The media are invited for this history-making photo opportunity.

Date: April 11, 2007, 11:15 am
Where: Terra Cotta Inn. For directions, visit www.terracottainncanada.com/location.html.
What's happening: Fish stocking will follow a brief overview of the Lake Ontario Atlantic Salmon Restoration Project. Special guests will include political dignitaries and representatives from the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, Credit Valley Conservation and other agencies.

"It's been over a century since Atlantic salmon flourished in Lake Ontario, but thanks to the support and research of the M.N.R., ongoing stream stewardship efforts of groups such as Credit Valley Conservation, and the overwhelming support from O.F.A.H. sponsors and volunteers, Ontario can welcome back this lost ecological treasure," said Dr. Terry Quinney, O.F.A.H. Provincial Manager of Fish and Wildlife Services.

Stocking the Credit River with Atlantic salmon is all part of a history-making conservation endeavor that was officially unveiled last year by the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters and its conservation partners, including Banrock Station Wine, LCBO, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and the Canadian Sportfishing Industry Association. Other project partners include Trees Ontario, Fishing Forever Foundation, WFN: World Fishing Network, Ontario Wildlife Foundation, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Canadian Wildlife Federation, and Fleming College. For more information, visit www.bringbackthesalmon.ca
/For further information: Chris Robinson
OFAH Atlantic Salmon Program Coodinator
(705) 748-6324 ext 237
www.bringbackthesalmon.ca/ IN: ENVIRONMENT, FISHERIES, SPORTS

Contact Information

  • Robert J. Pye, Communications Coordinator, Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters
    Primary Phone: 705-748-6324
    Secondary Phone: 705-313-1700
    E-mail: robert_pye@ofah.org