PRESIDENT’S REPORT 2011-2012
Good evening ladies and gentlemen,
Thank you for being here tonight at our information session.
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce the Directors: Mr. Guy Condo, Mr. Francis Gideon, Mr. Luc Martin, Mr. Jason Jerome, Mr. Quentin Condo, Mr. Real Bujold, Mr. Herbert Cochrane, Mr. Terry Bujold,
Mr. Jimmy MacDonald and Mr. Ricky Barter. The officers are Pat St-Onge, Vice-President,Marc Gauthier, Treasurer, Darlene Sexton, secretary and myself, Donald Caplin, president.
My report is a resume of the directors’ activities and decisions taken during the last year, we had six meetings during the year, with the public meeting. We had a committee working on a Strategic Plan and one that is working on the renewal of our major agreements, especially the one on net fishing.
In order to maintain communication with our major partners: Band Council, Municipal Council and the Cascapedia Clubs, we had a meeting in May 2011
to discuss Strategic activities, and one this morning to talk about the Agreements. The mandate is to establish a clear vision for the future of the river.
The number of salmon in the river system was the best in decades with an estimate of 4 000 genitors on the spawning grounds.
It is going to be the first year of a new release regulation: Mandatory catch and release for the whole season, that apply to the whole river system.
After witnessing proof of poaching on the Salmon Branch sanctuary, we decided to open the sector to fishing, It is going to be the new E3 zone with guide, an ATV Tour up to the Falls.
The Cascapedia Club have new co-owner at Middlecamp: Bombardier.
Last summer meeting of the Clubs with Society representant was somewhat unfriendly.
Our verified financial statement shows a good accumulated surplus and cash flow and no debt. We are in the position to invest on river projects.
Salmon fishing Youth Camp to be held August 6 to 9 with camping at Meg’s pool, 6 teen (between 12 and 15) from both communities are invited, for a total of 12. Our first experiment last year proved to be enjoyable for the participants. Also, we announce that it will be possible to bring children under 16, fishing on the guided zone or wade fishing free of charge when wade fishing .
Thanks again to many partners, the Band Council and Chief Guy Condo, Pat St-Onge Mayor of Cascapedia-St-Jules, the Cascapedia Clubs secretary Rémi Bujold, and the Quebec Government .
Thank you for your attention and please keep your question for the period in a few minutes.