Heritage Hunting and Fishing Recognized

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A change to the Wildlife Act that recognizes angling, hunting and trapping as valued and safe parts of the heritage of Nova Scotia has been approved by cabinet.

This amendment fulfills a commitment made by this government to enshrine heritage hunting and fishing in law," said Natural Resources Minister Ernest Fage. "I am happy with the support for this amendment from the Nova Scotia Federation of Anglers and Hunters."

Hunters and anglers will continue to have the opportunity to participate in angling, hunting and trapping in accordance with the act and regulations.

"We are pleased that the government has carried through with their promise to recognize these heritage activities," said Tony Rodgers, executive director of the Federation of Anglers and Hunters.