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.
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.
Mark Melnyk, a popular fishing program TV host, shares his insights and stories on fish conservation, and a number of excellent stewardship tips.
Some scientists spend years pursuing higher education, while others spend years pursuing self-directed independent studies. Meet a brilliant field scientist making a difference.
Informed advocacy is the name of the game in fighting potentially destructive oil distribution practices that threaten British Columbia’s central and northern coastlines.
David Chong, one of Canada’s premier Bass fishing competitors, is also an urban fisher, something he takes seriously — especially when police threaten arrests.
Dr. Vance Trudeau has made it his life’s work to understand the outcomes of synthetic drugs being released into our rivers and lakes, and the very disturbing impacts these drugs are having on aquatic animals like fish and frogs. Male fish that have lost their urge to spawn or having developed with testicles that produce eggs, are just two of the research findings Dr. Trudeau shares with Lawrence.
The other great lake, Lake of the Woods, is experiencing a number of water quality and fish health challenges, and the International Joint Commission is one of several U.S. and Canadian organizations seeking support to do something. Dr. Glen Benoy from the IJC speaks to Lawrence about their ambitious 5-year $8.4 million strategy.
Wally Robins tracked fish captures on his favorite lake for over 30 years, and ultimately used the knowledge to rally stakeholders and rebuild his lake’s Smallmouth Bass population.
As the new CEO of Trout Unlimited Canada, Silvia D’Amelio has a number of ideas on how to build on the organizations rich heritage and make it more relevant than ever!