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Blue Fish Radio is produced and hosted by Lawrence Gunther (www.lawrencegunther.com). The show features interviews with people that have expertise and first-hand knowledge about fishing, fish and aquatic ecosystems. Lawrence Gunther applies his expertise, experience and engaging style to both educate and entertain listeners. Each show lasts 30 minutes and is streamed by a number of broadcasters.

Production and distribution of the Blue Fish Radio Show is intended to share valuable lessons and successes so more people can become stewards of their aquatic resources. By empowering local champions with knowledge, future generations of fishers will have the opportunity to pursue the tradition of fishing, and by doing so, maintain a vital link between people and nature.

If you have a story to tell about how you made a difference in your community, or would like to nominate a local champion to be interviewed on Blue Fish Radio, please send an email to: lawrence@lawrencegunther.com.

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Blue Fish Radio is produced and hosted by Lawrence Gunther (www.lawrencegunther.com). The show features interviews with people that have expertise and first-hand knowledge about fishing, fish and aquatic ecosystems. Lawrence Gunther applies his expertise, experience and engaging style to both educate and entertain listeners. Each show lasts 30 minutes and is streamed by a number of broadcasters.

Production and distribution of the Blue Fish Radio Show is intended to share valuable lessons and successes so more people can become stewards of their aquatic resources. By empowering local champions with knowledge, future generations of fishers will have the opportunity to pursue the tradition of fishing, and by doing so, maintain a vital link between people and nature.

If you have a story to tell about how you made a difference in your community, or would like to nominate a local champion to be interviewed on Blue Fish Radio, please send an email to: lawrence@lawrencegunther.com.

    Port Alberni Round Table Ensures Salmon Stocks and Equitable Access

    Port Alberni Round Table Ensures Salmon Stocks and Equitable Access

    Bob Cole is part of (and a founding member) of the west coast’s most successful fisheries round table. The Port Alberni and Area 23 round table involves all fishery stakeholders. Their collective decision taking model has meant sustainable salmon numbers and equitable access to stocks for all concerned. Listen as Bob speaks with Lawrence Gunther about the successes and challenges of the round table, and how it can serve as a management model for the rest of B.C. on this episode of Blue Fish Radio.

    Port Alberni salmon stakeholders include local and area First Nations, two of the three commercial sectors ( Area B Seine and Area gillnetters), plus the Somass bands Economic Opportunity fishers, the West Coast Aquatic Stewardship Association, processors, environmental groups, and DFO and their Robertson Creek hatchery (the largest DFO production hatchery on the West Coast). The cooperative model has developed tables and parameters that include environmental conditions, Fish fecundity, social and economic benefits as well as managing water levels with the local dams for the benefit of fish migration. It’s meant fish stock abundance and open fisheries. The round table meets 2-3 times for full day sessions in the off season, and meets weekly to take Fishery management decisions in season.

    • 26 min
    Angler Incentives and the Atlantic Angler Challenge

    Angler Incentives and the Atlantic Angler Challenge

    Jeff Wilson, the man behind the Miramichi River Striper Cup, is now championing a new fishing tournament, the Atlantic Angler Challenge. Jeff has teamed up with professor Trevor Avery from Acadia University and CEO Sean Simmons from Angler Atlas to make this tournament both a competitive event with great prizes, and a citizen science project designed to advance fisheries management. Listen as Jeff explains to Lawrence Gunther how he’s recruiting anglers and sponsors to be part of a revolutionary recreational fishing event taking place throughout all four Atlantic Canadian provinces.

    • 28 min
    Atlantic Angler Challenge Rewards Citizen Scientists

    Atlantic Angler Challenge Rewards Citizen Scientists

    Professor Trevor Avery teaches and conducts fisheries research out of Acadia University in Nova Scotia. More recently he’s teamed up with Jeff Wilson of the Striper Cup and Sean Simmons of Anglers Atlas to form a ground-breaking recreational fisheries research initiative called the Atlantic Anglers Challenge. The initiative rewards anglers to download and use the MyCatch app to track and report their angling pressure and success. Listen as professor Avery shares with Lawrence Gunther his rationale and expectations for the research that is now taking place across all four Atlantic provinces on this episode of Blue Fish Radio.
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    Trevor Avery is an Associate Professor, Biology and Mathematics & Statistics, at Acadia University. The Atlantic Anglers Challenge is a multi-species, multi-season tournament and Covid-19 fundraiser. It uses MyCatch to record anglers catches including fish size, location, and time fishing. Anglers are introduced to Angler's Atlas, an online database for their fishing days, and the data is used by researchers to answer questions on fish biology and fisheries science. Fish biology questions might be where species are found, including discovery of invasive species, color patterns, and sizes. Fisheries science questions might include estimating relative catches based on effort fishing (known as catch-per-unit-effort) and size distribution. In all cases, a tournament designed partly with fish diversity in mind, such as all species and all sizes count, instead of just the largest or most fish provides much more data to researchers to investigate fish. Link below for more information about the research.

    • 28 min
    Public Fishery Alliance Protests DFO Pacific Salmon Closures

    Public Fishery Alliance Protests DFO Pacific Salmon Closures

    David Brown received the highest honor Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans can bestow to a recreational angler for his work on restoring West Coast salmon. Now Dave has taken it to the next level with his formation of the Public Fishery Alliance and a protest in front of DFO’s Vancouver office. Link below to hear David in Conversation with Lawrence Gunther immediately following the protest on Blue Fish Radio:

    • 25 min
    Covid 19 Impacting Professional Angler David Chong

    Covid 19 Impacting Professional Angler David Chong

    David Chong is one of Canada’s top professional bass anglers fishing upwards of 50 tournaments a year. He’s one of a very few that is actually making a living in the fishing industry through tournament wins, sponsorships, and as a representative of leading tackle companies. We check in with Dave to find out the highs and lows of professional angling during the pandemic on Blue Fish Radio.

    • 32 min
    Canadian Fishing Network and the 2020 Fish Off

    Canadian Fishing Network and the 2020 Fish Off

    Scottie Martin is the host and driving force behind the wildly successful Canadian Fishing Network. With close to 11,000 followers on Facebook, and another successful edition of the national fishing “Fish-Off” tournament led by Michael Consul now under their belts, the virtual fishing platform shows no signs of slowing. It truly is a grass-roots Phenomenon. Scottie and Mike join Lawrence Gunther on this episode of Blue Fish Radio:
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    • 27 min

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