The province is spending $958,000 on new projects this year through the Fish and Wildlife Enhancement Fund.

It's part of the province's ongoing commitment to conserve and enhance fish and wildlife. 

“Protecting Manitoba’s fish and wildlife habitats and populations is a priority for our government,” said Economic Development, Investment, Trade and Natural Resources Minister Jamie Moses

The funds will go towards 17 new projects with a focus on population and habitat enhancement, habitat protection, research to improve angling opportunities, education for young anglers through fishing day camps, hunter education, and improved public access, including upgrading docks.

Established in 2014, the FWEF supports conservation of critical fish and wildlife habitat and populations through projects recommended by Manitoba recreational anglers, hunters and trappers.  

 The fund continues to grow every year, as the Manitoba government contributes 10 percent of the annual fees collected from recreational angling, hunting and trapping licences. In addition, the fund is supported through restitution payments collected from fish and wildlife infractions, along with donations to the fund.