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Media Advisory – Federal Minister of Fisheries and Oceans to attend Bring Back the Salmon Event

April 10, 2012

Restoration Program Partners will Stock Atlantic Salmon in Duffins Creek

PETERBOROUGH, ON, April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – The Honourable Keith Ashfield,
Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, will help stock yearling Atlantic
Salmon in Duffins Creek with local MP Chris Alexander, Mayor Dave Ryan,
Ontario Power Generation employees, Fleming College hatchery staff and
students from Holy Redeemer Catholic School and Pine Ridge Secondary
School. Earlier in the day, the students and Ontario Power Generation
employees will improve fish habitat by cleaning up stream banks
throughout the park and will participate in stewardship activities led
by program partner, Toronto and Region Conservation.

    Date:       April 11, 2012

    Location:   Brock Ridge Community Centre
                2030 Brock Road, Pickering ON

    Time:       9:00 AM - stream clean-up begins
                11:30 AM - BBQ/Minister Ashfield and dignitaries arrive and
                speak with students
                12:00 PM - Minister Ashfield and dignitaries to assist
                students with the stocking-

Background: Bring Back the Salmon involves more than 40 partners working to
restore the once thriving Atlantic salmon to Lake Ontario and its
tributaries. The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters and Ontario
Ministry of Natural Resources head the initiative, with support from
lead sponsor Ontario Power Generation. The LCBO, TD Friends of the
Environment Foundation are also major contributors. The Ministry of
Natural Resources is raising production salmon in two facilities,
Fleming College is raising Atlantic Salmon in its educational hatchery,
and OPG’s Pickering Nuclear Station is also playing host to a small
Atlantic Salmon classroom hatchery (released in May).

With over 100,000 members, subscribers and supporters, and 675 member
clubs, the OFAH is the province’s largest nonprofit, fish and wildlife
conservation-based organization, and the VOICE of anglers and hunters.
For more information, visit www.ofah.org or follow the OFAH on Facebook and Twitter.


SOURCE Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunters

Source: PR Newswire