A Whistler local has won a National Recreational Fisheries Award.

Former fishing guide Dave Brown won the National Recreational Fisheries Award for his promotion of ethical angling and volunteerism in various fish and watershed management groups. He was presented with the award at Nita Lake Lodge on Friday.

The award was created to honour individuals and organizations for their outstanding contribution to the conservation, restoration and enhancement of Canada’s recreational fisheries and their habitat.

In a statement the Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Pacific Region says Brown ‘demonstrated outstanding leadership, and [has] been a tireless advocate for recreational fishing in several area communities’.

Brown’s work is said to be instrumental in the creation of the Sea-to-Sky Area Fish Committee. He also played a role in the development of the Squamish Basin during the 2010 Olympics.


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