Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

October 02, 2012 12:38 ET

Minister Ashfield Rolls Up His Sleeves at the Big Qualicum Hatchery

QUALICUM BEACH, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 2, 2012) - The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, yesterday took part in the collection of eggs from adult female salmon at the Big Qualicum Hatchery. The Minister's visit is part of a two day tour of the province.

"I am pleased to take part in the important work of the Big Qualicum Hatchery," said Minister Ashfield. "Hatcheries like this play a key role in the Harper Government's efforts to support economic prosperity, and to conserve, rebuild and manage Pacific salmon stocks and fisheries."

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Photo caption: The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, helps collect salmon eggs from adult female salmon at the Big Qualicum Hatchery, while Jesse Recalma, an employee at the hatchery and a member of the Qualicum First Nation, assists.

For broadcast: The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, took part in the collection of eggs from adult female salmon at the Big Qualicum Hatchery today. The Minister toured the facility and met with staff as part of a two day visit to the province.

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