Manitoba needs an official fish, and ‘Tobans are invited to help pick.
“Selecting a provincial fish recognizes the important role of fishing to our province, culturally and economically,” said Conservation Minister Gord Mackintosh. “I want Manitobans to consider the value of our conservation efforts by providing them an opportunity to make a case for the fish they believe best represents our fishing heritage.”
Beginning Saturday, Manitobans can head to www.manitobafisheries.com and nominate a fish. The top two finalists will be given to the government for a final decision.
“The committee will also award 20 complimentary fishing licences for next year’s season to those who submit the most compelling personal stories and the top three will also be posted online and in Manitoba’s angling guide,” reads a statement from the Province.
The official provincial fish my end up on Manitoba’s Coat of Arms, Emblems and the Manitoba Tartan.
Other official Provincial things:
• Flower – The Prairie Crocus
• Bird – The Great Gray Owl
• Tree – White Spruce
• Soil – Newdale soil
• Animal – the Bison (unofficial)