National Conservation Plan is welcome news to outfitters
Quebec City, May 16, 2014- The Canadian Federation of Outfitter Associations (CFOA) applauds the National Conservation Plan announced yesterday in Fredericton, New Brunswick, by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Environment Canada Minister Leona Aglukkaq.
For Canada’s lodges and outfitters – businesses that specialize in hunting and fishing – nature is at the very heart of their operations. A healthy natural environment and abundant game are of fundamental interest to our operators.
By supporting habitat protection, preservation, and restoration, we believe the National Conservation Plan will help support the sustainable development of outfitting activities to the benefit of Canadians, and to the benefit of regional economies across the country where these activities take place.
Canada is world-renowned for its vast wilderness and its healthy and abundant fish and wildlife populations. The National Conservation Plan is surely a positive step towards preserving these assets and ensuring future generations will be able to hunt, fish, and enjoy the Canadian outdoors.
The Canadian Federation of Outfitter Associations is a national organization comprised of 10 provincial and territorial outfitter associations. We therefore represent more than 2,000 businesses across Canada. Our industry provides employment for 20,000 people and contributes more than $1 billion annually to Canada’s economy.
Source: CFOA press release, May 16, 2014