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.
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.
Michael Sklad and his family and friends have found a way to bring fishing to kids and families who might not otherwise have the opportunity or inclination to pursue fishing. Not only is it a collection of fun activities, but it’s informative and designed to pass on knowledge that will help ensure the future of fish and fishing.
With a quarter century of fishing and diving experience in Cuban waters, Capt. Phil Thompson has launched a new guide service called Fish Cuba Now. He offers angling and diving adventures throughout Cuba, a new frontier regarded by many as possessing some of the most pristine marine habitats on Earth. Listen to how Thompson is also making sure the resource will be managed sustainably on this week’s episode of Blue fish Radio.
The St. Lawrence River, which the Mohawks call Kaniatarowanenneh or the “big waterway,”, has a rich heritage of aboriginal life and habitation that includes fishing and traveling on the River that dates back nearly 10,000 years. Norman Peters has been tasked to share his knowledge and expertise with a entirely new generation of Mohawks who grew up disconnected from the river. Norman came aboard Lawrence’s Ranger Fisherman for a day of story telling and fishing. Learn what happened that caused this break with the River and what is being done to reconnect young people as Norman and Lawrence enjoy a day of fishing.