6 Questions for Minister Wilkinson About Salmon Closures in British Columbia

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 [...]

These B.C. Residents are Trying to Save Chinook Salmon

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 [...]

August 6th, 2019|Categories: B.C. Fishing Closures, Issues, KCF Exclusive, News, Uncategorized, West|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on These B.C. Residents are Trying to Save Chinook Salmon

A Letter From the Sport Fishing Institute of BC to Minister Wilkinson

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, [...]

July 12th, 2019|Categories: B.C. Fishing Closures, General, Issues, News, West|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on A Letter From the Sport Fishing Institute of BC to Minister Wilkinson

Jason Barnucz | Champions of Recreational Fishing

Jason Barnucz is a fisheries biologist, a fishing ambassador, and an avid angler. As part of his job with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, he can spend 100 days or more [...]

May 9th, 2019|Categories: Champions of Recreational Fishing, KCF Exclusive, News|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Jason Barnucz | Champions of Recreational Fishing

2015 Survey of Recreational Fishing in Canada

We've been waiting a long time for this. Over two years to be exact. We're happy to report that Fisheries and Oceans Canada has released the 2015 Survey of Recreational [...]

February 12th, 2019|Categories: Issues, KCF Exclusive, News|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on 2015 Survey of Recreational Fishing in Canada

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?

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 [...]

November 13th, 2018|Categories: Elevating Recreational Fishing, Issues, News|Tags: , , |Comments Off on What is an MPA?

Vancouver Island towns fearful over fishing closures

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 [...]

July 9th, 2018|Categories: Issues, News, West|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Vancouver Island towns fearful over fishing closures

DFO Sets One Fish Retention Limit For Start Of Salmon Season

Originally published by VCOM Local News Now, May 7th, 2018 New for Salmon anglers in Newfoundland and Labrador this spring: a one fish retention limit. The season will begin in Newfoundland [...]

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