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Fish and Wildlife Scholarships Announced for 2018-19 Year

Peterborough, ON:  Shimano Canada and the all-party Parliamentary Outdoor Caucus of Canada have partnered to fund scholarships for ten dedicated post-secondary students committed to advancing their education in fish and wildlife management/research science. Shimano Canada and the Outdoor Caucus (OC) are offering ten (10) $3000 CDN college/university scholarships for the 2018-19 school year for students enrolled in a fish and wildlife sciences major in an accredited academic institution in Canada or the United States. The award will be made directly to the students and can be used for tuition, textbooks or living expenses. “We are pleased to partner with the all-party Parliamentary Outdoor Caucus in offering these scholarships to students who are active anglers and participants in our outdoor heritage activities,” states Phil Morlock, Vice President, Government Affairs/Advocacy for Shimano North American Holding Inc. and Shimano Canada Ltd. “Anglers have always been leaders in natural resource conservation and we need more of them to enter the professional fields of fish and wildlife management and sciences.” As many of the provincial and federal natural resource managers approach retirement, there will be a need to fill vacant positions with qualified individuals who understand the practical aspects of angling, sustainable use and harvest of fish and wildlife, and who have a passion for sport fishing. “As Co-Chair of the Parliamentary Outdoor Caucus I understand the importance of conservation as it applies to our outdoor heritage activities, commented Bob Zimmer, MP, Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies.  “As hunters, anglers and sport shooters we know that it’s important to teach successive generations why conservation is so crucial. I’m very honoured to be a part of this important initiative.” According to Outdoor Caucus Co-Chair Gudie Hutchings, MP, Long Range Mountains, "Canadians who [...]

October 10th, 2018|Categories: Issues, KCF Exclusive, News|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Fish and Wildlife Scholarships Announced for 2018-19 Year

The Shimano Fish Conservation Files – The Thrill of Your First Fish

National Fishing Week may be over, but there are still plenty of opportunities to introduce the excitement of fishing to youngsters. This week's episode of the Shimano Conservation Files shows you how you can recapture the thrill of your first catch by taking a kid fishing! 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.

July 31st, 2018|Categories: KCF Exclusive, News, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |Comments Off on The Shimano Fish Conservation Files – The Thrill of Your First Fish

Caring For Your Catch

Eating fresh fish is healthy and delicious. Here are a few tips for caring for your catch in this week's episode of the Shimano Conservation Files. 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.

July 24th, 2018|Categories: Issues, KCF Exclusive, News|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Caring For Your Catch

Shimano Live Release Systems

A few weeks ago we shared a video about Shimano's Live Release Boats. For more information about the entire Live Release system, this video is a must! For over 20 years five generations of Shimano Live Release systems have safely returned millions of tournament caught bass, walleye and other fish to their home waters alive and unharmed.  

July 16th, 2018|Categories: Issues, KCF Exclusive, News|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Shimano Live Release Systems

SHIMANO ON BOARD WITH TITLE SPONSORSHIP FOR ONTARIO B.A.S.S. NATION YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS

Peterborough, Ontario (July 3, 2018) — Providing the tackle manufacturer with an ideal avenue to support high school and younger anglers in Canada, Shimano has signed on as official title sponsor of the Ontario B.A.S.S. Nation Youth Championships. “With Shimano’s commitment, they will also support any of our high school and junior high schools representing Ontario and other provinces in Canada at B.A.S.S. national youth tournaments through 2020,” said Chris Kilgore, Youth Director for the Ontario B.A.S.S. Nation. “This three-year agreement from Shimano ensures that the foundation of our youth program is on solid ground and will foster growth of both membership and competition throughout Ontario.” “While we have a vested interest introducing young anglers to Shimano and our brands, we also know that those who enjoy the outdoors are usually great stewards for fishing,” said Bob Mahoney, Marketing Manager for Shimano Canada. “Our efforts and support with this initiative go beyond just using our rods, reels, braid and lures – through our Shimano Varsity Program, we want to help these high schoolers and youth anglers understand the role they play in conservation and tournament-best practices. The involvement of our pro anglers at the tournaments and our on-site presence will make for a great educational and memorable experience.” The Ontario B.A.S.S. Nation has implemented a three-year plan, effectively called ‘2020 Vision’, that will see the number of youth memberships double to 200, double the number of youth clubs to 12 and double the number of youth teams eligible for the B.A.S.S. Junior and High School National Championships to six. “Establishing strong partnerships with companies such as Shimano, who share in the same vision to grow the Youth Nation, through education, mentoring and conservation builds lifelong [...]

July 11th, 2018|Categories: Issues, News|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on SHIMANO ON BOARD WITH TITLE SPONSORSHIP FOR ONTARIO B.A.S.S. NATION YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS

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 – Live Release Fishing

This week in the Shimano Fish Conservation Files series we look at the benefits of live release fishing. 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 16th, 2018|Categories: Issues, KCF Exclusive, News|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on The Shimano Fish Conservation Files – Live Release Fishing

The Shimano Fish Conservation Files – Protecting Canada’s Fishing Heritage

This week in the Shimano Fish Conservation Files series we look at the need to protect Canada's fishing heritage. 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 8th, 2018|Categories: Issues, KCF Exclusive, News|Tags: , |Comments Off on The Shimano Fish Conservation Files – Protecting Canada’s Fishing Heritage

The Shimano Fish Conservation Files – Nutritional Benefits of Eating Fish

The second installation of our Shimano Fish Conservation Files series examines the nutritional benefits of consuming fish. Eating fish is a great way to stay healthy... and it's delicious! 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 1st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |Comments Off on The Shimano Fish Conservation Files – Nutritional Benefits of Eating Fish

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?