President’s Blog

It's certainly been a very busy fall fishing season for all of us!

Delivery volumes were strong this fall. Thank you to all fishers from Manitoba, Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories who chose to deliver their fish to us.

From the President's Desk

November 2018

It's certainly been a very busy fall fishing season for all of us!

Delivery volumes were strong this fall. Thank you to all fishers from Manitoba, Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories who chose to deliver their fish to us.

It has been eight years since I joined Freshwater ~ eight interesting years that have flown by as each day brought different decisions to be made, issues to resolve or opportunities to leverage.

This summer news has come out of Alberta about its commercial fishing industry.

Alberta’s provincial government has opted to close the commercial fishing industry. Effective immediately, all fish resources in Alberta will now be managed entirely for Aboriginal sustenance commitments and the tourism and sport fishing industries.

During my time at Freshwater I have worked closely with the Board of Directors. There have been several people appointed to the Board over the years. This spring, two new individuals were appointed. Let me take this opportunity to introduce you to Freshwater’s latest Board members.

After much public debate the province of Manitoba has declared the walleye as one of the new identifiers for the heritage and history of the province.

Read more about the new provincial emblems.

On Friday March 7th, a number of us from Freshwater attended a memorial service for David Tomasson.

David, who was the Chair of Freshwater’s Board of Directors since August 2010, passed away on February 14, 2014.

During the service, we heard how David was passionate about his family, his many friends, his career in the Manitoba government, operating his own consulting business, and as a fourth generation commercial fisher. 

Freshwater Fish is committed to sustainability – and we continue to work towards eco-certification.
 
Eco-certification is a third-party endorsement of the sustainability of our freshwater fish stocks, which dates back to a European movement to end over-fishing practices.
 
Eco-certification is a provincial responsibility and Freshwater Fish is working closely with the province and Intertek Moody Marine – a company licensed to assess and certify fish stocks on behalf of the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC).