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 [...]

November 27th, 2018|Categories: Elevating Recreational Fishing, Issues, KCF Exclusive, News|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on 8 Million Anglers Left in the Dark: Why Don’t We Get a Say in Fishing Closures?

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

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 [...]

November 26th, 2018|Categories: Issues, News, West|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on ‘I am superbly worried’: West Coast fishermen await decision on restrictions meant to protect orcas

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 [...]

November 20th, 2018|Categories: Issues, KCF Exclusive, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Letter to Minister Jonathan Wilkinson Re: Survey of Recreational Fishing in Canada

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 [...]

Protection Zones: One Size Does Not Fit All

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 [...]

November 13th, 2018|Categories: Elevating Recreational Fishing, Issues, KCF Exclusive, News|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Protection Zones: One Size Does Not Fit All

What is an MPA?

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 [...]

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Ministry fishing muskie with Ontario anglers to learn about its habitat

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 [...]

November 8th, 2018|Categories: Issues, News, Ontario|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Ministry fishing muskie with Ontario anglers to learn about its habitat

Pure Fishing to be sold for $1.3 billion

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 [...]

November 7th, 2018|Categories: Issues, News|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Pure Fishing to be sold for $1.3 billion

The North American Model of Conservation

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 [...]

November 6th, 2018|Categories: Elevating Recreational Fishing, Issues, KCF Exclusive, News|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on The North American Model of Conservation

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

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 [...]

October 30th, 2018|Categories: Elevating Recreational Fishing, Issues, KCF Exclusive, News|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Funds from U.S. ENGOs Threaten Your Right to Fish