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Building on the success of the Fisheries Enhancement Initiative, the Fisheries Enhancement Fund (FEF) will promote and fund projects that enhance and conserve Manitoba’s recreational fisheries resource. The FEF will create an increase in aquatic ecosystem and fisheries knowledge for improving management, stewardship, enhancement and conservation of Manitoba’s fisheries. Also, project review and recommendations from user groups will be integrated into the FEF decision-making process.

  government agencies
  academia (universities, schools, research
     institutes, etc.)
  conservation and environmental
  conservation districts
  fish and game associations
  community groups and associations service
  other groups

If your group or organization has a project in mind, Manitoba Water Stewardshyip Fisheries Branch staff can offer advice and technical expertise. Please visit Manitoba Water Stewardship Fisheries Branch at
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The FEF funds projects that enhance and conserve Manitoba’s recreational fisheries resource under the following categories:

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Fisheries Research
Scientific research related to the study of fish, fish populations, and/or aquatic ecosystems.
Highslide JS Fisheries Education
Education and awareness activities, training, seminars and forums.
Highslide JS Fish Stock Assessment/Monitoring
Assessments and on-going monitoring of fish populations and harvest in lakes and rivers.
Highslide JS Fish Habitat Enhancement
Conservation, preservation, maintenance,rehabilitation and monitoring of fish habitat and aquatic ecosystems.
Highslide JS Fisheries Outreach/Stewardship
Local community involvement in the conservation, enhancement, and monitoring of Manitoba’s fish/habitat.
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Enhancement or creation of local recreational fishing opportunities, tourism/economic and leisure benefits.
Highslide JS Fisheries Compensation
Forms of fish harvest reduction strategies deemed to benefit / protect the fishery.
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2011 Winner Unveiled!
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This year's winning artwork was painted by Doug Tritthart. Doug is a first time winner with his painting tilted "Family Fishing". The stamp is a reminder to fishers that a portion of their licence fee helps fund projects that ensure adequate fish stocks exist for future generations.Image: Spacer


On March 7th, 2010 at the Mid-Canada Boat Show, the Minister of Water Stewardship Christine Melnick announced funding to support the Gear Up - Tackling the Future fishing program. The program is designed to collect used fishing equipment, re-furbish it, and then share it with others. Your support and simple donation will help gear up children, families, and those less forturate with the equipment needed to get them started in fishing.

In attendance at the announcement were Hon. Minister Melnick, Hon. Ron Lemieux, Rick Koss (Hunter Wire), Frank Soja (Program Coordinator), Don Lamont (Provincial Youth Angling Coordinator), David Carrick (Fish Futures), Gary Morlock (Manitoba Wildlife Federation), Jeff Cottes, Katherine Ward and Rob Cann (Manitoba Fisheries).

Photos      Video      Gear Up website


On January th, 2011 at the Manitoba Legislature, the 2011 Youth Angler Card Artwork Contest Winner was announced. This year's winner was Ms. Jackie St. Hiliare from St. Malo, Manitoba. The artwork titled "Underwater Fun" depicts a Yellow Perch in its natural environment. 50,000 cards will be produced and distributed throughout Manitoba.

In attendance at the unvieling were the Hon. Minister Melnick, Ms. Jackie Hiliare (Artist) an her parents, Don Lamont - Provincial Youth Angler Coordinator, and Mr. Rob Cann of Manitoba Fisheries Branch.

Photos      YAC Website

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Fisheries News Releases
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News Release!
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On January 8th 2008, the Minister of Water Stewardship announced that the FEF was going to be increased to $850,000. Image: Spacer
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