Challenges in Fish and Wildlife Management in NL
Chris Wessel, President of NL Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Officers Association
Part of ACAP Humber Arm’s ongoing Coastal Matters Speaker Series
September 22nd, 12:30 – 1:20pm
Room 2014, Forest Centre, Grenfell Campus
The Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Division (FWED) of the Provincial Department of Justice and Public Safety is responsible for the provincial enforcement of laws relating to our inland fish and wildlife resources. With a mandate to “protect and conserve inland fish stocks and wildlife populations by apprehending serious resource abusers that are having a detrimental impact on these resources”, primary efforts are directed towards illegal and organized poaching activity usually involving the illegal commercialization of salmon and big game. Officers are highly trained and use specialized equipment to apprehend those involved in illegal hunting and fishing activity. The public also plays a vital role in helping protect these valuable resources by reporting suspected illegal activity which helps officers strategically plan targeted patrols and operations.
ACAP Humber Arm invites you to join our next Coastal Matters presentation where Officer Chris Wessel, Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Officer with FWED, will provide an overview of the Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Division and highlight the types of violations officers regularly encounter, followed by a Q&A with the audience.
This talk will take place 12:30 to 1:20pm, Thursday, Sept 22nd in room 2014 of the Forest Centre, Grenfell Campus, Corner Brook.
As with all Coastal Matters presentations this session is free of charge and open to the public. RSVP’s not required. Tea and coffee will be available; feel free to bring your own bagged lunch.
ACAP Humber Arm wishes to thank Grenfell Campus for ongoing support of the Coastal Matter’s Speakers Series