The MWF is happy to be working with the Honourable Blaine Pedersen who, in his capacity as the Minister of Agriculture and Resource Development has been tasked with:
Advancing a meaningful and respectful approach to shared management that works collaboratively with First Nations, Metis, landowners, fishers and anglers to provide local communities a greater voice and ensure long-term sustainability of our fish and wildlife, forestry and other resources.
Implementing and publishing innovative fish and game surveys on DataMB that engage Manitobans in the collection and interpretation of the data and enhance the quality and transparency of population data for biologists;
Developing and implementing a strategy to secure the sustainability and certification of Manitoba’s commercial fisheries;
Reviewing our approach to management of our peatland resources;
Working with your colleague, the Minister of Conservation and Climate, to reduce red tape for landowners, hunters, anglers, outfitters, trappers and assist with implementing on-line licensing for outdoor enthusiasts;
Working strategically with partners to enhance management and sustainable use in our wildlife management areas;
As part of Manitoba 150, naming Wildlife Management Areas to memorialize Manitobans who have made notable contributions to conservation.
The MWF has long been pushing government to implement these strategies and is pleased to see them outlined in this current Mandate Letter, which can be read in it’s entirety right here.