• National Fishing Week 2020

    National Fishing Week 2020

    Fishing: Essential During a Time of Worry The Canadian National Sportfishing Foundation (CNSF) is encouraging Canadians to practice social distancing this summer by going fishing. National Fishing Week is July 4 to July 12, 2020. It is designed to help Canadians experience the thrill of this centuries-old pastime. There are [...]

  • Essential to Canadians’ Well-Being

    Essential to Canadians’ Well-Being

    What's at Stake Anglers have a long history of making sacrifices for the betterment of nature. These accommodations have sometimes included targeted closures where the science has clearly indicated they are essential solutions to protect fish and sensitive habitats.  Over the past several weeks, rather than focusing on the health [...]

  • Fishing During Covid-19: A Code of Conduct for Canadian Anglers

    Fishing During Covid-19: A Code of Conduct for Canadian Anglers

    We realize things are difficult right now due to the health fears related to Covid-19. Canadian anglers are also faced with financial worries, fishing access closures, and recommendations to "stay at home." We are all operating in uncharted waters. Because of this, guidelines and restrictions are changing daily. But what [...]

  • Covid-19 and Fishing as an Essential Service: Letter from CSIA President Kim Rhodes

    Covid-19 and Fishing as an Essential Service: Letter from CSIA President Kim Rhodes

    I hope that you, your loved ones and your colleagues are well. We are living in unprecedented times. As an industry, I believe we need to support the war against COVID-19 and abide by our governments' and health officials' instructions to "Stay Home" in order to flatten the curve. The [...]

  • 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 [...]

MP Ted Falk Responds to Recommendations to Preserve Recreational Fishing in Canada

September 13th, 2019|Categories: Elevating Recreational Fishing, KCF Exclusive, News|

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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Nick Whalen Responds to Recommendations to Preserve Recreational Fishing in Canada

September 9th, 2019|Categories: Elevating Recreational Fishing, Issues, News|

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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Jim Eglinski Responds to Recommendations to Preserve Recreational Fishing in Canada

September 6th, 2019|Categories: Elevating Recreational Fishing, KCF Exclusive, News|

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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Blaine Calkins Responds to Recommendations to Preserve Recreational Fishing in Canada

September 4th, 2019|Categories: Elevating Recreational Fishing, Issues, KCF Exclusive, News, Uncategorized|

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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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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