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Raymond Makowecki receives 2015 National Recreational Fisheries Award

February 20, 2016 - Edmonton, Alberta

On behalf of the Honourable Hunter Tootoo, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Mr. David Burden, Regional Director General-Central and Arctic, presented Mr. Raymond Makowecki with a 2015 National Recreational Fisheries Award at the Alberta Fish and Game Association Annual Convention President’s Dinner.

The Government of Canada is proud to recognize the many years of work Mr. Makowecki has devoted to the advancement of recreational fishing and sound management of fish stocks in Alberta and congratulate him on this very special occasion.

With over 40 years of experience first as a teacher, then as a manager within the Fish and Wildlife programs of the Alberta Government, and most recently as a private consultant, Mr. Makowecki has worked to inspire and motivate individuals and organizations to improve their efforts at safeguarding Alberta 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 or promoting conservation and sustainable recreational fishing.
  • To date, more than 100 awards have been presented to stewards of Canada’s Recreational Fisheries.

Quotes

“Recreational fishing is a storied traditional activity in our country and today we celebrate that legacy and the tireless work of individuals like Raymond to protect it for future generations. The Government of Canada is so proud to honour his efforts and celebrate this accomplishment together with him.”

The Honourable Hunter Tootoo, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard

“I have been lucky to have lived all my life never feeling that working with fish and fish habitat was a job.  Living a life with people who also have a love for fish and wildlife conservation has been a real gift and seeing grandchildren who also learn is an inspiration.”

Mr. Raymond Makowecki

Associated Links

For more information about the National Recreational Fisheries Awards and about submitting nominations for future Awards, visit this site.

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Theresa Nichols
Communications
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
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