Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

August 31, 2016 12:24 ET

Macklin Wildlife Federation Presented with 2015 National Recreational Fisheries Award

MACKLIN, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwired - Aug. 31, 2016) -

The Government of Canada is recognizing the Macklin Wildlife Federation for its many contributions to the enhancement of fisheries habitat since its inception in the early 1980s.

On behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Dale Nicholson, Regional Director, Ecosystems Management, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, presented the Macklin Wildlife Federation with the Department's National Recreational Fisheries Award.

Highlights of the Federation's history include the construction of two trout ponds and the creation of a recreational fishery in Macklin Lake. Their contributions and efforts have provided new and diverse angling opportunities in West-Central Saskatchewan-an impressive accomplishment as Macklin is a semi-arid region with few natural lakes that are too shallow to support recreational fisheries.

Quick Facts

  • The National Recreational Fisheries Award was created in 1989 to recognize outstanding contributions by individuals and organizations in areas such as recreational community leadership; restoring and enhancing fisheries and fish habitat; and promoting conservation and sustainable recreational fishing.
  • To date, more than 100 awards have been presented to stewards of Canada's recreational fisheries.


"Today, we celebrate the legacy and the tireless work of the members of the Macklin Wildlife Federation. The Government of Canada is so proud to honour your efforts and celebrate this accomplishment. We wish you continued success in the future."

The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard

"The Macklin Wildlife Federation is honoured and pleased to accept the National Recreational Fisheries Award from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. Our fisheries projects have involved many volunteer hours and to them go the credit and thanks. Our projects for the North and South Trout ponds; the stocking of Macklin Lake with perch; the continuous maintenance of our Trout Ponds; the trout hatchery in Macklin School; are our contribution to the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation objective: To ensure the wildlife legacy we leave our children surpasses that which we received."

Jim Todd, Secretary, Macklin Wildlife Federation

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  • Rosaleen O'Mahony
    Fisheries and Oceans Canada

    Patricia Bell
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister
    Fisheries and Oceans Canada