Thanks very much, Mr. Chair.
Thanks, gentlemen, for your presentations this morning. They've been very interesting.
I think a couple of months ago this committee determined that we would undertake the study on recreational fishing in Canada, something that hadn't been studied at this committee before, I don't believe. There were a lot of questions the committee had, and we felt they needed to be answered.
We've been hearing from witnesses right across the country and different things from different areas of the country. But what we're really want to know is the cultural and economic impact of recreational fishing is in different parts of the country, who participates in it, whether those numbers are rising, decreasing, or staying the same, how the fishing stocks are being managed, and whether they can be managed better to improve the recreational fishery.
So, I'm going to ask Mr. LeBlanc a question, please. You talked quite a bit about your organization, the New Brunswick Wildlife Federation, and you mentioned many species of fish that are caught recreationally. You talked about 22 species alone, I believe, inland, and you also talked about a master angler program. I'm wondering if you can explain that, enhance that statement, and tell us what that's all about and how your organization is involved, if you implemented it, if it's based on a model from somewhere else, if it's something innovative that you have put in place, and how it relates to and enhances recreational fishing.