Sportfish Habitat Fund

The Nova Scotia Sportfish Habitat Fund was established in 2005 in response to a request by organized angling groups to provide financial support to volunteers working on the protection of fish habitat and improvement of public access to the sportfishing resource. The $5.00 Habitat Fund fee added to General and Salmon licenses provided approximately $213,500 for projects in 2005.

Funds were committed to the following nineteen community groups under the program. Habitat improvements were conducted on 33 watercourses in 19 watersheds throughout the province.

ACAP Cape Breton $7,200
Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation $9,500
Cheticamp River Salmon Association $7,200
Clean Annapolis River Project $10,700
Cobequid Salmon Association $8,400
Cumberland Co. River Enhancement Project $21,500
Friends of the Cornwallis River Society $5,000
Habitat Unlimited $22,200
Mabou & District Community Development Association $7,200
Margaree Salmon Association $19,100
Mulgrave & Area Lakes Enhancement $14,900
North Shore Community Development Association $15,500
Pictou County Rivers Association $10,700
Richmond Wildlife Association $8,400
Sackville Rivers Association $9,500
Stewards of River Denys Watershed Association $2,400
St. Mary's River Association $16,100
Trout Nova Scotia $8,400
Wildlife Habitat Advocates $4,800
Total $208,500