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.
Current participation trends show younger, more diverse audiences are reluctant to take up fishing and boating
Craig Oliver, host of Challenges and Change on AMI TV, interviews Lawrence Gunther
Matthew Owl and his wife Kyla are the new managers and promoters of Ritchie Falls, a 100-year old fishing and hunting resort.
Blue fish Radio, Lawrence Gunther sits down with Ritchie Falls Resort’s co-manager and guide Kyla Lee Owl to discuss her passion for hunting and fishing.
The Osgoode Township Fish, Game and Conservation Club is a charter organization of the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, and operates within the city limits of Canada’s capital Ottawa. Blue Fish Radio interviews the club’s President, Barry Lancaster, to learn how a number of small outdoor clubs band together to fight for their right to fish and hunt traditional lands that suddenly were amalgamated under the newly expanded City of Ottawa. Not only is this club thriving, but it’s proactively working with youth and partner organizations to promote an appreciation and the conservation of the outdoors.
Robert Lennox is a PhD candidate at Carleton University and recently co-authored the report, “What Makes a Fish Catchable by Hook and Line”. Roberts this week’s guest on Blue Fish Radio because, who doesn’t want to know why fish aren’t biting. Lawrence and Robert discuss the origins of hooks and lines, and their various applications to recreational, commercial and subsistence fishing. The predator – prey dynamic is discussed, how fish move between vulnerability and invulnerability, and how certain fish learn to avoid capture. Of importance to us all, is the research Robert hopes to do next to create a stronger understanding about how hook and line fishing can increase catch efficiency and selectivity to improve the sustainability of our commercial fisheries.
Mike Miller, Host of Angler and Hunter TV, is this week’s guest on Blue Fish Radio. Mike reveals how his commitment to conservation started early, and what led him to pursue a career in the outdoors, from a tournament pro, to co-hosting “Fishing Canada TV”, and now host of his own show, “Angler and Hunter Television”. Mike reflects on the link between people and nature, and why we need to stay connected to the circle of life by respecting and participating in nature’s cycles. Turns out, both Mike and Lawrence have more than fishing in common, they’re both passionate about hunting Bear.
This week on Blue Fish Radio Lawrence speaks with Sarah McMichael from the Canadian Sportfishing Industry Association about their many initiatives to ensure the tradition of fishing is passed on from Canada’s 8-million anglers to the next generation along with a sense of responsibility for ensuring the resource is sound. Keep Canada Fishing, is just one of the initiatives designed to inform anglers about opportunities for protecting their tradition and conserving fish stocks for future generations. Listen as Sarah explains some of the other national programs supported by the industry, and what some of the bigger emerging issues on the horizon might mean for our angling legacy.