I think the diversity and opportunities that we have in B.C. makes fishing in B.C. special. We have some fantastic Interior small lake fishing for rainbow trout. We have coastal fisheries that provide excellent river fishing opportunities for salmon, steelhead and other species. I think that diversity is unique around the world. In B.C. we have about 20,000 lakes, as well as 750,000 kilometers of fishable streams and rivers. We have over 350,000 anglers. Freshwater anglers spend over 500 million dollars fishing in B.C. each year. The Freshwater Fisheries Society was created in 2003 with the mandate to enhance and conserve freshwater fisheries for all of British Columbia. The vision of the Freshwater Fisheries Society is to have the best freshwater fisheries in North America. 100% of recreational non-tidal fishing licences are reinvested back into the recreational fishery. We operate six hatcheries and every year we raise and release approximately 6 million fish into the lakes and rivers of B.C. We raise rainbow trout, brook trout, cutthroat trout, kokanee, as well as sturgeon for conservation. Approximately 50% of all lake angling takes place on lakes stocked by Freshwater Fisheries. We release fish into approximately 800 lakes each year. There are a lot of different steps to raising and releasing fish. First thing you need to do is you need to collect the fish. So, in the springtime, we collect adults that are spawning. And we take the eggs, we fertilize them, and then we incubate them. Once they’re incubated, they hatch, and we start to feed them. Once the the fish have all been raised at our hatcheries, we come along with our trucks and we suck them up out of the ponds with a fish pump. And then we drive to the lakes, and then once we get to those lakes we hook on our hoses and pipes and then we discharge those fish into the lake. The fish that we released into this lake today are catchable-size rainbow trout. So they’re ready for the anglers to catch right away. We’re continually looking at ways to improve the growth and survival of fish we stock into B.C. lakes. We’re also developing new strains of rainbow trout to provide exciting angling opportunities. British Columbia is such a beautiful province that has such a diversity of recreational fisheries from mountain-top alpine fisheries, down to large lakes, rivers, even down to the ocean. For me to have the opportunity to work to try to improve those fisheries, to make them even better, is a great honor. It’s something I take pride in every day. It’s pretty gratifying knowing people are out there catching fish that we raised in our hatchery. I’m a fisherman myself so it’s even more gratifying when I catch a fish that I possibly touched in the hatchery.