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Inuit Marine-Management Plan for Canada’s Eastern Arctic

The Inuit of Labrador and the federal government have signed a deal that will see the Inuit participate in the development of a marine-management plan covering more than 380,000 square kilometres of coastal waters on the far eastern end of Canada’s Northwest Passage. The plan, which is expected to govern shipping, resource extraction, water quality, species management, conservation of historical sites and other matters of key importance to the Inuit such as tourism, hunting and fishing, comes as climate change and the decline of Arctic sea ice are opening the passage to an increasing amount of ship traffic. The end result is expected to be the first Indigenous protected area in Canada.

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Marc Gaden and the Great Lakes Fishery Commission (GLFC)

The Great Lakes Fishery Commission was established in 1955 by the Canadian/U.S. Convention on Great Lakes Fisheries.

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Dr Dominique Lapointe on St Lawrence Fish Health

Fish physiologist Dr Dominique Lapointe is engaged in crucial research at the St. Lawrence Institute for Environmental Science

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Lawrence Gunther on Fishing Blind

Lawrence Gunther may be North America’s only totally blind professional angler. Having competed in over 125 fishing tournaments, Lawrence surpasses most of his sighted competition most of the time. Listen to this week’s Blue fish Radio Episode 155 as Lawrence gives up his blind fishing secrets.

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West Coast farmed and Wild Salmon – a First Nations Perspective

For centuries now when the tide rolls out the table is set for Canada’s West Coast First Nations people. This is basic food security for people who depend on wild food year-round. Bob Chamberlin, Elected Chief Councillor for Kwikwasutinuxw Haxwa’mis, shares the First Nations perspective on wild and farmed west coast salmon this week on Blue Fish Radio.

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Wild Pacific Salmon Returns Raise Concern

2017 is proving to be a difficult year for BC’s wild salmon.

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Rebuilding Numbers of U.S. Anglers

Current participation trends show younger, more diverse audiences are reluctant to take up fishing and boating

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Reducing Right Whale Deaths Trends

Danielle Dion is the Senior Naturalist for Quoddy Link Marine going on 16 years and knows a thing or two about Right Whales.

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Act to Govern Saltwater Recreational Fishing in the U.S.

The U.S. “Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act” seeks to apply modern management approaches, science and technology to guide decision-making over saltwater recreational fishing.

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NOAA on Ocean Sounds

NOAA scientists record sound in the deepest part of the world’s ocean and discover a cacophony of sounds both natural and human generated.