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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 [...]

Protection Zones: One Size Does Not Fit All

November 13th, 2018|

Where fisheries closures arise, supporting scientific data is curiously absent. Last week we outlined the seven components of the North American Conservation Model. Included in that list are three crucial guidelines: that regulations be based [...]

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What is an MPA?

November 13th, 2018|

With information from the Government of Canada. MPAs (Marine Protected Areas) are protected areas of seas, oceans, estuaries or large lakes that are legally protected and managed to achieve the long-term conservation of nature. MPAs may allow some current and future activities depending [...]

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Ministry fishing muskie with Ontario anglers to learn about its habitat

November 8th, 2018|

Originally Published by CBC News, Nov 01, 2018 On a cool, October morning on a lake as clear as glass, volunteers geared up at the Belle River Marina in Lakeshore, Ont. to reel in the big muskie. About [...]

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Pure Fishing to be sold for $1.3 billion

November 7th, 2018|

Earlier today Newell Brands announced its decision to sell leading tackle provider Pure Fishing for $1.3 billion. According to a press release, Newell signed a definitive agreement to sell Pure Fishing to Sycamore Partners, a [...]

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The North American Model of Conservation

November 6th, 2018|

In our first article in our series on Elevating Recreational Fishing in Canada, we revealed that the Canadian government is ignoring decades of sound natural resources management. What should be celebrated as an ongoing accomplishment in [...]

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Funds from U.S. ENGOs Threaten Your Right to Fish

October 30th, 2018|

Money from US environmental organizations is influencing Canadian policy, federal agencies, and government bureaucrats... and it could mean bad news for our access to fishing. The fishing tradition is built into the very fabric of [...]

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Fish and Wildlife Scholarships Announced for 2018-19 Year

October 10th, 2018|

Peterborough, ON:  Shimano Canada and the all-party Parliamentary Outdoor Caucus of Canada have partnered to fund scholarships for ten dedicated post-secondary students committed to advancing their education in fish and wildlife management/research science. Shimano Canada [...]

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Re: Point Pelee National Park region National Marine Conservation Area (NMCA) feasibility study

September 25th, 2018|

September 24, 2018 Hon. Catherine McKenna Minister, Environment and Climate Change House of Commons Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6 Dear Minister McKenna, Re: Point Pelee National Park region National Marine Conservation Area (NMCA) feasibility study The [...]

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Bob Zimmer: Celebrating Canada’s hunting, trapping and fishing heritage

September 18th, 2018|

Originally published by Alaska Highway News, September 17, 2018 By Bob Zimmer, Member of Parliament for Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies In 2013, I was proud to vote for my friend and former colleague MP Rick Norlock’s private member’s [...]

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RCMP Officer To Compete in World Fly Fishing Championships

September 13th, 2018|

Originally published on CKPGToday, September 11, 2018 It's something he's been doing for over 50 years now, long before he joined the RCMP. Claude Cipelletti is a local officer who's been in the force for 16 years, [...]

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First striped bass commercial fishery in 20 years goes ahead on Miramichi

September 6th, 2018|

Originally published on CBC.ca, September 3, 2018 By Hadeel Ibrahim Eel Ground First Nation has struck the first striped bass commercial fishery deal in the Miramichi River since 1996. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans put [...]

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Fraser River sockeye finally catch a break with cooling water temperatures

September 4th, 2018|

Originally published by the Prince George Citizen, August 29, 2018 By Randy Shore / Vancouver Sun Sockeye salmon entering the Fraser River this week will be aided by cooling water temperatures, which should decrease mortality [...]

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