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 as an ongoing accomplishment in long-lasting sustainability, is unfortunately tainted by a large network of nefarious motives, backroom meetings, and questionable financial dealings -- all driven by powerful U.S. environmental groups. However, it should be noted that the wealth of healthy and abundant fish and wildlife populations, habitat, parks and protected areas we take for granted in Canada did not occur by accident. Simply stated, Canadian natural resource management professionals and scientists have successfully applied the seven basic components of the North American Model of Conservation for decades. The North American Model of Conservation: HELD IN THE PUBLIC TRUST - Fish, wildlife, public waters and lands. A BASIS IN SOUND SCIENCE – The foundation for all natural resource management, access and harvest regulations, application of policy and environmentally sustainable wise use. DEMOCRATIC RULE OF LAW - For public access to public lands, waters and sustainable use of fish, wildlife and other natural resources. OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL - Every citizen has an opportunity, under the law, to hunt and fish in Canada (and the U.S.). USER PAYS FUNDING - Provincial, territorial, state fish & wildlife agencies / law enforcement funded by fishing & hunting license revenues and related taxes. INTERNATIONAL RESOURCES – The U.S. and Canada jointly manage fish, wildlife and habitat under various treaties, commissions, enforcement and professional organizations. COMMERCE IN DEAD FISH & WILDLIFE – Prohibitions, regulation & enforcement. The above components and the people who adhere to them have become the greatest environmental success story in world history. In future articles we'll discuss [...]

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

The Shimano Fish Conservation Files – Live Release Boats

This week in the Shimano Fish Conservation Files series we look at Shimano's influence on live release tournament fishing and the boats they pioneered. Keep Canada Fishing is the national voice of Canada’s anglers, and we lead the effort to preserve your right to sustainably fish on our lakes, oceans, rivers and streams. By informing anglers of current and potential issues and threats affecting recreational fishing and access to public waters, our goal is to motivate anglers to take action on matters of importance to the future of fishing and conservation. We’re also your voice on Parliament Hill. If you would like to contribute to our efforts to “Keep Canada Fishing,” you can donate now via PayPal.

May 28th, 2018|Categories: Issues, KCF Exclusive|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on The Shimano Fish Conservation Files – Live Release Boats

The Shimano Fish Conservation Files – Do Fish Feel Pain?

We mark the beginning of our Shimano Fish Conservation Files series with the question, "do fish feel pain?" The answer may not be what you think. This informative video, produced by Shimano Canada, sheds some light on this often controversial topic. Keep Canada Fishing is the national voice of Canada’s anglers, and we lead the effort to preserve your right to sustainably fish on our lakes, oceans, rivers and streams. By informing anglers of current and potential issues and threats affecting recreational fishing and access to public waters, our goal is to motivate anglers to take action on matters of importance to the future of fishing and conservation. We’re also your voice on Parliament Hill. If you would like to contribute to our efforts to “Keep Canada Fishing,” you can donate now via PayPal.

March 13th, 2018|Categories: KCF Exclusive, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on The Shimano Fish Conservation Files – Do Fish Feel Pain?

Telling Our Story – Video from the OFAH and Shimano

Where does our passion for the outdoors come from? Why do we love to fish, hunt, and trap? What does conservation mean to us? This video from the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters and Shimano Canada Ltd. answers those questions, and tells the story of the Canadian outdoors community.  

November 9th, 2016|Categories: Atlantic Canada, General, Maritimes, News, North, Ontario, Prairies, Quebec, West|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Telling Our Story – Video from the OFAH and Shimano