2009 - Charles A. Langlois
Charles A. Langlois spent more than 25 years conserving wild Atlantic salmon. The Moisie, Québec’s largest river, and its salmon have benefited from his leadership and commitment.
An Association de protection de la Rivière Moisie founding member, he fought to keep the river free of unnecessary hydro development. In 2003, the Moisie became an aquatic reserve. This prohibits hydro, mining, and forestry development, recognizes it as one of the last wild, open rivers of Côte-Nord, and further protects wild salmon.
Mr. Langlois manages the Moisie-Nippissis Camp, one of the first acknowledged through ASF’s Live Release Rewards and Recognition program. He promotes total live release. A Member of Canada’s Parliament from 1988 - 1993, Charles helped buy back Québec’s North Shore commercial salmon fishing licenses and worked to deter poaching in the lower Moisie.
Charles is a member of ASF’s (Canada) Board of Directors, Moisie River Watershed Management Group, Sept Îles Port Authority, and has been a director of Fédération Québécoise pour le saumon atlantique, ASF’s regional council in Québec, since 1984.