The provincial government has been holding public auctions for Crown angling leases for 130 years in order to generate local employment as well as revenue that helps pay for wildlife conservation programs
New Brunswick (PRWEB) February 11, 2013
The Government of New Brunswick, Canada will soon accept bids through an online auction for prime fishing locations along some of New Brunswick's Atlantic salmon and brook trout waters.
Seventeen angling leases are set to be auctioned by the Government of New Brunswick, Canada, in its first-ever online auction.
Angling leases have been auctioned by the province since 1883. This marks the first time in history that interested bidders from around the globe can participate and bid on prime fishing locations along some of New Brunswick's best Atlantic salmon and brook trout waters.
The 17 angling leases are all located on Crown-owned waters and are subject to aboriginal and treaty rights. The leases include 16 along the Restigouche, Miramichi and Tabusintac watershed systems. The remaining lease is for Dicks Lake in Kings County.
Leases will take effect April 1, 2013, and are for 10 years. Depending upon the specific location, minimum lease prices range from $2,900 to $87,300 annually, excluding property taxes, and increase annually at the rate of inflation.
“The provincial government has been holding public auctions for Crown angling leases for 130 years in order to generate local employment as well as revenue that helps pay for wildlife conservation programs and other important public programs and services,” said Natural Resources Minister Bruce Northrup. “The next auction will begin February 27, 2013, with the start of online bidding as the auction joins the computer age as interested parties will now have the option of submitting bids online as well as in person.’’
“Introducing an online bidding system and better marketing of the auction will greatly increase our target audience and allow participation by any interested bidder around the world,” said Northrup. “This has the potential to generate higher revenues for the province and its people.”
Interested bidders may view the properties for lease or register to bid at http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/natural_resources/Promo/PublicAuctionOfAtlanticSalmonAnglingLeases.html
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About New Brunswick
New Brunswick is the largest of Canada’s three Maritime provinces. It is located under Quebec's Gaspé Peninsula and beside the State of Maine. New Brunswick was one of the first provinces, along with Ontario, Québec and Nova Scotia, to join together to form the Dominion of Canada in 1867. New Brunswick has experienced immigration on a smaller scale from all over the world, and today boasts a varied and increasingly multicultural population.
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