DFO assists community and stewardship groups

Posted January 2006

Recognizing the importance of community involvement in the protection of Canada’s fisheries resources, Fisheries and Oceans Canada has set up a website to help Canadians form and operate community and stewardship groups. The site is tailored specifically for the Pacific Region, and the information is valuable for any group (or individual) looking to take on the important task of aquatic stewardship.

The website contains a wide variety of tools designed to enable citizens to take action in their local communities, by working on projects involving such things as the monitoring, conservation, and restoration of freshwater and marine ecosystems. It also outlines programs teachers can use to educate their students about environmental protection and conservation, thereby encouraging children to also get involved in protecting their local environment.

For more information, visit DFO’s Stewardship and Community Involvement website by clicking here