Project Description

Fishing Closures and the Future of Recreational Fishing in Canada

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Are you worried about fishing closures in Canada? You should be.

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.

Furthermore, the interests of the recreational fishing community are not considered when fishing closures are proposed, nor when critical federal budgets, policy and legislation are decided.

In this series of articles, we dive into the state of conservation in Canada, and how it is being diverted to serve the agendas of U.S. animal rights organizations. We also look at Marine Protected Areas (i.e. “fishing closures”), their benefits and their current pitfalls, and how we as anglers can ensure they serve their intended purpose. These articles have been taken from the CSIA’s document, Elevating Recreational Fishing to a National Priority.

If you would like to support the Keep Canada Fishing’s efforts to ensure recreational fishing becomes a national priority, and that your right to fish is upheld, please consider a donation.



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.

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

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 handful of representatives. We will [...]

Nick Whalen Responds to Recommendations to Preserve Recreational Fishing in Canada

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 handful of representatives. We will [...]

Jim Eglinski Responds to Recommendations to Preserve Recreational Fishing in Canada

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 handful of representatives. We will [...]

Blaine Calkins Responds to Recommendations to Preserve Recreational Fishing in Canada

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 handful of representatives. We will [...]

Bob Zimmer Responds to Recommendations to Preserve Recreational Fishing in Canada

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 handful of representatives. We will [...]

3 Things You Shouldn’t Believe About Recreational Fishing

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 countless grassroots initiatives which enhance [...]

Chinook Salmon Closures: a Harbinger of Closures to Come

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 businesses believe they will have [...]