The Temagami Area Fish Involvement Program (TAFIP) was founded in 1985 to help maintain a healthy walleye population in Temagami area lakes. After much discussion among the local fishing and tourism community, it was formed as a not-for-profit organization, to be run by volunteers.
TAFIP'S original charter included our current motto: “Giving nature a hand”. For more than 30 years now, TAFIP volunteers have given nature a hand in several ways:
- through our fish hatchery program to give the walleye population a boost and help to ensure a healthy population in years to come. Please see the Fish Hatchery Program page for pictures and an outline of the process.
- through site rehabilitation of various spawning sites in the Temagami area, working in cooperation with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF). Once sites for rehabilitation have been identified and selected, volunteers remove debris, and clear silt from the rock beds using high pressure water pumps.
- through educational programs, including educational tours for schools and the public during our operational summer months.
The Temagami community has given TAFIP a hand for more than three decades. Thank you for your donations of time, energy, equipment, and financial support that have helped to make our history a successful one. Since its inception the Temagami Area Fish Involvement Program has stocked area lakes with over 20 million walleye fry and fingerlings.