Volunteer profile – Rémi Bujold

December 4, 2014

Meet the Honourable Rémi Bujold, the chairman of the ASCF’s board of directors.

A lawyer by profession, Bujold has also worked for government in many capacities at both the federal and provincial levels; he now works as a consultant.  He was named board chair when the ASCF was founded, and continues to serve in that role today.

Bujold grew up in Cascapedia-Saint-Jules, Quebec; he now splits his time between Quebec City and Gaspé. He spent a lot of time on the Cascapedia River as a youngster with his father.

“I’ve always loved fishing,” said Bujold. “Especially salmon fishing.”

Bujold is passionate about conservation and has been involved in salmon protection for more than 30 years.

“The conservation of wild Atlantic salmon is necessary to ensure the survival of the species,” he said. “We (the ASCF) are a grassroots organization and community support is very important. We need more members in order to continue the conservation work being done. We need people on all the salmon rivers in the region. With global warming it’s more important than ever to protect salmon; conservation is important for the future.”