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 [...]

August 12th, 2019|Categories: B.C. Fishing Closures, Elevating Recreational Fishing, Issues, KCF Exclusive, News, West|Tags: , , |Comments Off on 3 Things You Shouldn’t Believe About Recreational Fishing

National Fishing Week 2019

Once again the Canadian National Sportfishing Foundation (CNSF) is encouraging Canadians to join the tradition that connects us from coast, to coast, to coast, and participate in National Fishing Week. [...]

June 12th, 2019|Categories: KCF Exclusive, News|Tags: , , |Comments Off on National Fishing Week 2019

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

Bob Izumi | Champions of Recreational Fishing

Bob Izumi is a Canadian fishing icon, and a true champion of recreational fishing. His fishing empire has made an indelible mark on the Canadian outdoors industry. In the early [...]

January 28th, 2019|Categories: Champions of Recreational Fishing, Fun, KCF Exclusive, News|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Bob Izumi | Champions of Recreational Fishing

Recreational Fishing Now Free for Canadian Armed Forces Members

As of January 1, 2019, all veterans and active Canadian Armed Forces members residing in Ontario can enjoy recreational fishing across the province without having to purchase a fishing licence. [...]

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 [...]

December 4th, 2018|Categories: Elevating Recreational Fishing, Issues, KCF Exclusive, News|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Marine Conservation and Fisheries Management From Anglers’ Perspective

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?

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

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