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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 [...]

Why Disappearing Ciscoes Could Mean Big Trouble for Walleye Populations

August 29th, 2018|

Originally published by Outdoor Canada, August 29, 2018 By Gord Pyzer “You are what you eat,” which explains why many—heck most—of the very best walleye fisheries in North America have silvery, soft-rayed ciscoes as the principle [...]

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‘If I died tomorrow, I’ve lived’: wheelchair-dependent seniors go fishing

August 2nd, 2018|

Originally Published By: Global News  July 12th, 2018. Residents of a Burnaby senior care facility who dreamed of one day going fishing again are living out a dream they thought they would never get to fulfill. [...]

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Recreational chinook salmon fishing restricted on most Yukon rivers

August 1st, 2018|

Originally published by CBC, July 26, 2018 There will not be a public chinook salmon fishery in the Yukon River watershed this year for almost the tenth year in a row. Harvey Jessup, the chair of the [...]

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The Shimano Fish Conservation Files – The Thrill of Your First Fish

July 31st, 2018|

National Fishing Week may be over, but there are still plenty of opportunities to introduce the excitement of fishing to youngsters. This week's episode of the Shimano Conservation Files shows you how you can recapture [...]

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Caring For Your Catch

July 24th, 2018|

Eating fresh fish is healthy and delicious. Here are a few tips for caring for your catch in this week's episode of the Shimano Conservation Files. Keep Canada Fishing is the national voice of Canada’s [...]

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Government of Canada announces new sustainable fisheries resource advisory council

July 18th, 2018|

PROVIDED BY Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) Canada Jul 17, 2018, 17:19 ET In 2015, the Government of Canada made a commitment to be more transparent in decision-making, as well as increasing the role that Canadians play in decisions [...]

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Shimano Live Release Systems

July 16th, 2018|

A few weeks ago we shared a video about Shimano's Live Release Boats. For more information about the entire Live Release system, this video is a must! For over 20 years five generations of Shimano [...]

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SHIMANO ON BOARD WITH TITLE SPONSORSHIP FOR ONTARIO B.A.S.S. NATION YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS

July 11th, 2018|

Peterborough, Ontario (July 3, 2018) — Providing the tackle manufacturer with an ideal avenue to support high school and younger anglers in Canada, Shimano has signed on as official title sponsor of the Ontario B.A.S.S. [...]

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Vancouver Island towns fearful over fishing closures

July 9th, 2018|

Originally published by Vancouver Sun, July 8, 2018 VICTORIA — An invitation from Fisheries and Oceans Canada to discuss ocean areas that might be critical for killer whales has outraged community leaders from southwest Vancouver Island. [...]

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Licence-Free Fishing

July 5th, 2018|

Many provinces and territories in Canada host "licence-free fishing" weeks and weekends in an effort to get Canadians to try the sport. At Keep Canada Fishing, it is our belief that one of the best ways [...]

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Huge School of Fish and Bait Ball as a Loon Hunts Underwater in Lake Simcoe

June 28th, 2018|

Kevin Biskaborn is a talented wildlife photographer who recently captured this incredible footage of a school of fish in Lake Simcoe. He shared it with us the other day, and we couldn't wait to share it [...]

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Join the Tradition – National Fishing Week June 30 to July 8, 2018

June 19th, 2018|

Peterborough, ON: This summer, join a tradition that connects Canadians across the country: fishing. From June 30 to July 8th, 2018, people from coast, to coast, to coast will cast their lines in hopes of [...]

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