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  • Ontario Cancels Scheduled 2019 Fishing Licence Fee Increase

    Ontario Cancels Scheduled 2019 Fishing Licence Fee Increase

    The Ontario Government announced today that it will be canceling a scheduled fishing licence fee increase, as well as removing the $2 service fee. "Next year, whether renewing a licence or purchasing for the first time, there will be no price hike and no service fee. This will put $2.7 million [...]

  • Marine Conservation and Fisheries Management From Anglers’ Perspective

    Marine Conservation and Fisheries Management From Anglers’ Perspective

    The Canadian Sportfishing Industry Association strongly supports scientifically based management of our marine and freshwater resources. Anglers (and hunters) fund conservation and lead all other groups in efforts to benefit fish and wildlife, including species that are not harvested. They have a long history of making sacrifices for the betterment [...]

  • 8 Million Anglers Left in the Dark: Why Don’t We Get a Say in Fishing Closures?

    8 Million Anglers Left in the Dark: Why Don’t We Get a Say in Fishing Closures?

    Why are US environmental groups invited to the table while Canadian stakeholders are not? Canada boasts 8 million anglers. These 8 million anglers generate an annual economy of $9 billion in support of their passion. Recreational fishing supports jobs in tourism, transportation, retail goods, boating, vehicle sales, ATV’s and snowmobiles. [...]

  • Letter to Minister Jonathan Wilkinson Re: Survey of Recreational Fishing in Canada

    Letter to Minister Jonathan Wilkinson Re: Survey of Recreational Fishing in Canada

    The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6 November 8, 2018 Dear Minister Wilkinson: Every five years, a survey of recreational fishing in Canada is carried out by Fisheries and Oceans Canada. The 2010 survey results were a [...]

  • Canadians’ Access to Fishing Could Close Permanently

    Canadians’ Access to Fishing Could Close Permanently

    Will you be able to take your kids fishing in 5 years? When you look at trends in fishing closures, maybe not. It might sound like the plot of a Mission Impossible film, but there is a quiet, coordinated effort on the part of numerous U.S.-based environmental organizations to close [...]

Recreational Fishing Now Free for Canadian Armed Forces Members

January 9th, 2019|

As of January 1, 2019, all veterans and active Canadian Armed Forces members residing in Ontario can enjoy recreational fishing across the province without having to purchase a fishing licence. A news release published earlier [...]

Expedia’s Best Places to Fish in Canada

January 7th, 2019|

Originally published by Expedia.ca, December 11, 2018 By Carolyn Albee Canada has the most lakes of any country in the world—and don’t even get us started on the coastline. All that water might help explain why [...]

Ontario Cancels Scheduled 2019 Fishing Licence Fee Increase

December 18th, 2018|

The Ontario Government announced today that it will be canceling a scheduled fishing licence fee increase, as well as removing the $2 service fee. "Next year, whether renewing a licence or purchasing for the first time, [...]

South Vancouver Island Fishing Bans Proposed for This Summer

December 13th, 2018|

Originally published by CHEK, December 12, 2018 By: Skye Ryan [British Columbia] is now proposing summer fishing bans for most streams and rivers on southern Vancouver Island including the Cowichan, as drought conditions persist. Biologists say that [...]

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B.C. angler ‘overwhelmed’ at winning lake access case against billionaire ranch, Douglas Lake Cattle Company

December 11th, 2018|

Originally published by Vancouver Sun, December 8, 2018 By TIFFANY CRAWFORD A B.C. angler who took on an American billionaire ranch owner in a David and Goliath battle for public access to a lake says he’s [...]

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Marine Conservation and Fisheries Management From Anglers’ Perspective

December 4th, 2018|

The Canadian Sportfishing Industry Association strongly supports scientifically based management of our marine and freshwater resources. Anglers (and hunters) fund conservation and lead all other groups in efforts to benefit fish and wildlife, including species [...]

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Newfoundlanders remember former president George H.W. Bush’s fishing trips to Labrador

December 3rd, 2018|

Originally published on Tri-City News From The Canadian Press, December 3, 2018 ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Some prominent Newfoundlanders are reflecting on the late George H.W. Bush and his affection for the fishing trips he made [...]

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50% drop in rainbow trout puts Bow River’s ‘world-renowned’ sport fishery at risk

November 28th, 2018|

Originally published by CBC News, Nov 26, 2018 By Sarah Rieger The Bow River likely won't be able to support its "world-renowned" recreational fishery in future as the river's rainbow trout population is in drastic decline, according to a [...]

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8 Million Anglers Left in the Dark: Why Don’t We Get a Say in Fishing Closures?

November 27th, 2018|

Why are US environmental groups invited to the table while Canadian stakeholders are not? Canada boasts 8 million anglers. These 8 million anglers generate an annual economy of $9 billion in support of their passion. [...]

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‘I am superbly worried’: West Coast fishermen await decision on restrictions meant to protect orcas

November 26th, 2018|

Originally Published by CBC, Nov 25, 2018 By Maryse Zeidler  A year after the Department of Fisheries and Oceans closed off several West Coast sports fishing area to protect orcas, fishermen say they're worried more closures [...]

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Letter to Minister Jonathan Wilkinson Re: Survey of Recreational Fishing in Canada

November 20th, 2018|

The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6 November 8, 2018 Dear Minister Wilkinson: Every five years, a survey of recreational fishing in [...]

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Canadians’ Access to Fishing Could Close Permanently

November 20th, 2018|

Will you be able to take your kids fishing in 5 years? When you look at trends in fishing closures, maybe not. It might sound like the plot of a Mission Impossible film, but there [...]

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