Entries by Lawrence

Invasive Species in the Great Lakes

Lawrence Gunther speaks with Anthony Ricciardi from McGill University about his life-long work tracking invasive species entering the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence. Here about what it has resulted in, and what could lie in store if we don’t get a lot smarter about safeguarding the remaining native species from the impacts of invasives.

Pacific Salmon Foundation

Brian Riddell CEO of the Pacific Salmon Foundation is excited about a new $20 million international partnership to research Salmon, but has deep concern for the up-coming 2015 summer and what the lack of snow in British Columbia’s mountains could mean for salmon – the foundation of BC’s ecosystems.

Ducks Unlimited and Fish

Mark Gloutney, Eastern Canada Regional Director for Ducks Unlimited, talks about the fish conservation work his organization has been busy undertaking across Canada, and the new cooperation agreement Ducks recently signed with Muskie Canada Inc., which begs the question, don’t Muskie eat ducks?

Ontario Federation of Cottagers

The Federation of Ontario Cottager Associations knows that their 50,000 member families understand all-too-well that their enjoyment of their cottage properties is directly linked to the health of the waters their cottages border. Terry Rees is the head of FOCA and is leading the charge to make sure Ontario’s water resources are treated right.

Recycled Fish on Stewardship

Over ten years of promoting sound angler stewardship practices, the U.S. non-profit organization Recycled Fish has learned a few things about what we anglers and the population as a whole have to do to ensure our fish and water resources are going to be around for future generations to enjoy – it goes way beyond […]

Commercial Fishing in the Arctic

As climate change continues to shrink the ice-pack in Canada’s Arctic, opportunities for commercial fishing expand. Naturally, the temptation to capitalize on this relatively untapped wild bounty is great, but will the fishing be done sustainability? Over 2,000 scientists from around the world are raising cautionary flags. Time will tell if people are listening.

WWF on Illegal Fishing

Michele Kuruc, Vice President of Ocean Policy at the World Wildlife Fund, speaks to Lawrence about the global problem of illegal fishing and why all of us need to put a stop to it before the world’s wild fish stocks are decimated.

Self-Taught Scientist

Some scientists spend years pursuing higher education, while others spend years pursuing self-directed independent studies. Meet a brilliant field scientist making a difference.

Proposed Western Gateway Pipeline

Informed advocacy is the name of the game in fighting potentially destructive oil distribution practices that threaten British Columbia’s central and northern coastlines.