Mr. Speaker, as I said previously, after six years the RFCPP is due to sunset in 2019.
During its five successful rounds, RFCPP provided funding to a total of 618 projects that restored more than 14 million square metres and more than 6,000 kilometres of habitat.
The program's projects leveraged almost $55 million from project partners and triggered the participation of 16,388 volunteers.
Our government is committed to working with groups, like the one the member opposite just mentioned. I would be happy to sit down with him to see how we could work together.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada is presently reviewing our existing programming, and remains committed to working with all stakeholders, including recreational fishers, to address future concerns related to the sustainable management of our lakes, rivers, and oceans.
I would just close by saying that our government is making historical investments in restoring our fish habitat, restoring protections around the Fisheries Act, protecting our oceans under the Oceans Act, and we will continue to do everything we can to make sure that recreational fishers, as well as future generations, have lots of great opportunities to fish.