Recently government of Canada announced it will be investing $28 million in recreational fisheries restoration projects all across country over the span on next 3 years. With many environmental challenges fisheries are facing at the moment, program will be directed at restoring, rebuilding and rehabilitating fisheries habitats.
Program will be divided into several types, and will fund different categories of projects starting from Stream & Lake Habitat Restoration to Fish Access Improvements to Stream Channel and Bank Erosion Control and Stabilization, and many others. This is just a limited representation of the areas it will include.
Since the program started there have been success stories. Take for example the McDonald Creek of West Vancouver, BC. This creek is the important habitat to Coho and Chum Salmon. The degraded estuary has eliminated the channel for fish to migrate upstream for spawning and as a result subjected them to over-predetation in the area. With the program in place channel was completely rebuilt to withstand ocean fluctuations and storms surges; and essentially improved the passage.
This is just one example of the stories that showcase success of this program, but there are many more in Alberta, Ontario and Quebec.