• Kids, Cops and Canadian Tire

    Kids, Cops and Canadian Tire

    In 2017, the Canadian National Sportfishing Foundation, the same organization behind Keep Canada Fishing and National Fishing Week, assumed responsibility of administering the Kids, Cops and Canadian Tire Fishing Days program. 2019 Kids, Cops and Canadian Tire fishing events began in late January and concluded in late September. The majority [...]

  • Fish and Wildlife Scholarships Announced for 2019-2020

    Fish and Wildlife Scholarships Announced for 2019-2020

    Peterborough, ON:  Shimano Canada and the all-party Parliamentary Outdoor Caucus of Canada have announced the recipients of ten (10) $3000 scholarships for post-secondary students committed to advancing their education in fish and wildlife management and research science. For the second year in a row, the Shimano Canada / Parliamentary Outdoor [...]

  • Mike Sklad of Fishing Friendzy | Champions of Recreational Fishing

    Mike Sklad of Fishing Friendzy | Champions of Recreational Fishing

    Mike Sklad is the founder of Fishing Friendzy, a travelling fishing exhibit dedicated to introducing ethical angling to children and parents. He and his team of ambassadors also help foster a new generation of responsible anglers through a Youth Fishing League and other valuable programs. We will be continuing to chat with Canadian [...]

  • Fish and Wildlife Scholarships Announced for 2020

    Fish and Wildlife Scholarships Announced for 2020

    Oct 24, 2019 For Immediate Release Peterborough, ON:  For the second year, Shimano Canada and the all-party Parliamentary Outdoor Caucus of Canada have partnered to fund fish and wildlife scholarships (application download) for ten post-secondary students committed to advancing their education in fish and wildlife management/research science. Shimano Canada and the Outdoor [...]

  • Federal Election: Vote to Protect Fishing in Canada

    Federal Election: Vote to Protect Fishing in Canada

    The federal election is coming soon. Canadian anglers need to step up and vote to protect the future of fishing access. Take a few minutes to learn why. Now more than ever the future of fishing is in YOUR hands.

Bob Zimmer Responds to Recommendations to Preserve Recreational Fishing in Canada

August 27th, 2019|Categories: Elevating Recreational Fishing, Issues, KCF Exclusive, News, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Keep Canada Fishing provided every Member of Parliament with a copy of "Elevating Recreational Fishing to a National Priority" and asked for their position on our recommendations. To date, we have received responses from a [...]

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Fast Facts About the Chinook Salmon Crisis in B.C.

August 19th, 2019|Categories: B.C. Fishing Closures, Issues, KCF Exclusive, News, Uncategorized, West|Tags: , , , |

Don't hook a Chinook? It seems that the Suzuki Foundation is saying "do what I say, not what I do." Dave Brown recently spoke with Jill Bennett about his concerns. He believes that politics has [...]

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6 Questions for Minister Wilkinson About Salmon Closures in British Columbia

August 15th, 2019|Categories: B.C. Fishing Closures, Issues, KCF Exclusive, News, West|Tags: , , , |

The most restrictive fishing closures in 23 years were issued in May 2019 by Minister Wilkinson. The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson is the current Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard. In early July, [...]

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3 Things You Shouldn’t Believe About Recreational Fishing

August 12th, 2019|Categories: B.C. Fishing Closures, Elevating Recreational Fishing, Issues, KCF Exclusive, News, West|Tags: , , |

1. Anglers aren’t conservationists Anglers were some of the first conservationists. They recognize the importance of a healthy environment and the survival of all aquatic life, including Southern Resident Killer Whales. Anglers organize and run [...]

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Killer Whales: Anglers are Not the Enemy

August 8th, 2019|Categories: B.C. Fishing Closures, Issues, KCF Exclusive, News, West|Tags: , , , |

Many Canadians are concerned about the survival of killer whales. While reports seem to suggest the situation is dire, the research paints a much more complex picture. Data on Southern Resident Killer Whales, beginning in [...]

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These B.C. Residents are Trying to Save Chinook Salmon

August 6th, 2019|Categories: B.C. Fishing Closures, Issues, KCF Exclusive, News, Uncategorized, West|Tags: , , , , |

Anglers want to save Chinook salmon. Here is how they believe it should be done. Upper Fraser Chinook salmon are at risk. There are many causes, including increased seal populations, climate change, pollution and the warm water blob. [...]

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A Letter From the Sport Fishing Institute of BC to Minister Wilkinson

July 12th, 2019|Categories: B.C. Fishing Closures, General, Issues, News, West|Tags: , , , , |

July 10, 2019 - A letter to Minister Wilkinson regarding MSF, retaining marked hatchery Chinook and opportunity for the public fishery on the south coast of BC. The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, MPMinister of Fisheries and Oceans [...]

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Chinook Salmon Closures: a Harbinger of Closures to Come

June 19th, 2019|Categories: B.C. Fishing Closures, Elevating Recreational Fishing, Issues, KCF Exclusive, News|Tags: , , |

According to the British Columbia Chamber of Commerce, the drastic 2019 restrictions on Chinook salmon fishing will negatively impact over 9,000 jobs at tackle stores, fishing lodges, marinas and other tourism operations. 26% of these [...]

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OFAH Survey on Hunting and Fishing

June 17th, 2019|Categories: Issues, News|Tags: , |

Keep Canada Fishing is pleased to partner with the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) and other like-minded organizations on this important survey. ABOUT THE OFAH SURVEY: A nationwide effort to evaluate the economic [...]

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National Fishing Week 2019

June 12th, 2019|Categories: KCF Exclusive, News|Tags: , , |

Once again the Canadian National Sportfishing Foundation (CNSF) is encouraging Canadians to join the tradition that connects us from coast, to coast, to coast, and participate in National Fishing Week. National Fishing Week is June [...]

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Jason Barnucz | Champions of Recreational Fishing

May 9th, 2019|Categories: Champions of Recreational Fishing, KCF Exclusive, News|Tags: , , , , |

Jason Barnucz is a fisheries biologist, a fishing ambassador, and an avid angler. As part of his job with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, he can spend 100 days or more on the water. Added to [...]

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“Big” Jim McLaughlin | Champions of Recreational Fishing

April 11th, 2019|Categories: Champions of Recreational Fishing, KCF Exclusive, News|Tags: , , |

Jim McLaughlin has been part of the recreational fishing community for over 30 years. Affectionately known as "Big" Jim, he is a respected veteran of the industry, as well as a much-loved mentor to children [...]

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