A P.E.I. man is being recognized by the region's First Nations communities for his work in the Atlantic fisheries.

Roger Sark was named the 2015 Fisheries Business Person of the Year by the Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs. 

Sark said he's been involved in running several programs and projects including the Abegweit Biodiversity Enhancement Hatchery, which aims to replenish the Island's river systems through community partnerships and education.

Sark also works as the natural resource director for the Abegweit First Nation.

"Every year, they bring together the different fisheries co-ordinators of the different aboriginal communities in Atlantic Canada and pay recognition to the work that they're doing," said Sark.

"It felt great. It always feels nice when you get recognition from your peers on the work that you do."

Sark was recognized at a ceremony in Charlottetown last week.