Totem Flyfishers media release: BCIT Instructor, Fish Conservationist Marvin Rosenau awarded 2012 Haig-Brown Conservation Award

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Media Release (PDF version)

December 12, 2012

BCIT Instructor, Fish Conservationist Marvin Rosenau awarded 2012 Haig-Brown Conservation Award

Burnaby, BC—The Totem Flyfishers last night awarded well-known fish biologist and conservationist Dr. Marvin Rosenau the 2012 Haig-Brown Conservation Award. Club members strongly felt Rosenau to be an exceptionally deserving candidate for the Club’s conservation award—named after venerable author, angler, conservationist, and magistrate, Roderick Haig-Brown—citing Rosenau’s tireless work on behalf of BC’s sport fish.

Rosenau currently works as an instructor in BCIT’s Fish, Wildlife and Recreation Program, and is long-renowned as a sturgeon and salmon conservationist in British Columbia. A former senior biologist in the BC Ministry of Environment, Rosenau frequently takes on controversial conservation issues, investigating the massive die-off of Fraser River sturgeon in 2004, and continuously raising awareness of impacts to fish from hydro and gravel extraction operations.

A tireless champion, Rosenau’s conservation work has earned him substantial recognition, including the Canadian Wildlife Federation’s Roland Michener Conservation Award, the BC Wildlife Federation’s Ted Barsby Award, and the Vancouver Aquarium’s Murray A. Newman Award.

Rosenau, on hand to accept the award, assured an appreciative audience he has no plans to slow down in the immediate future. Rosenau’s name is now etched alongside 27 past Haig-Brown Award recipients, including the likes of Alexandra Morton, Calvin Woods, Stephen and Mark Hume, Bob Hooton, Pete Broomhall, Jim Culp, Joe Saysell, David Anderson, Van and Maxine Egan, Lee Straight, Robert Taylor, and 15 others.

Information and Photos:

Ralf Kroning, Outgoing President, Totem Flyfishers

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