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Fisheries and Oceans Canada officers worked with the Canadian Coast Guard last week to crack down on illegal crab traps in Boundary Bay. Officers seized 270 traps, averaging 60 a day during the five-day operation. (DFO photo)

Hundreds of suspected illegal, ghost crab traps seized in Boundary Bay by fisheries officers

Ghost fishing a ‘very, very despicable act’ detrimental to ocean creatures: Demsky

 

Three fishermen show off a halibut while on a guided fishing trip with CMF Charters, based out of Prince Rupert. (Photo: Supplied)

Haida Gwaii named one of the best Canadian fishing destinations

‘One-stop shop for fantastic angling action’: online booking site

 

Members of a ground search and rescue team walk along the shore of the Bay of Fundy in Hillsburn, N.S. as they look for five fishermen missing after the scallop dragger Chief William Saulis sank in the Bay of Fundy, on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. As Canadian fishers continue to die in frigid waters when their boats capsize, a debate is surfacing over why clear rules aren’t in place to ensure basic stability of vessels that face ocean storms.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Amid fishing deaths, calls rise for Canada’s small boats to have stability checks

Transport Canada: Regulation would be ‘functionally challenging and prohibitively expensive’

 

Ralph Wolfe prepares fresh salmon for his family in Yakutat, Alaska. (Courtesy Photo / Bethany Sonsini Goodrich)

Fishing for answers: who gets to fish for B.C. salmon in the future?

Canadian government has shut down about 60 per cent of B.C.’s commercial fisheries since 2021

Ralph Wolfe prepares fresh salmon for his family in Yakutat, Alaska. (Courtesy Photo / Bethany Sonsini Goodrich)
The pirarucu leather Mac Pack is displayed in Piper & Skye’s showroom, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022, in New York. In New York City, the luxury brand Piper & Skye has used pirarucu leather for shoulder bags, waist packs and purses that can fetch up to $850. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)

Giant, sustainable rainforest fish is now fashion in America

The fish and the business behind Rihanna’s Vogue pregnancy photo’s red, fish-scaled jacket

The pirarucu leather Mac Pack is displayed in Piper & Skye’s showroom, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022, in New York. In New York City, the luxury brand Piper & Skye has used pirarucu leather for shoulder bags, waist packs and purses that can fetch up to $850. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)
A white sturgeon is seen in B.C. waters after being captured during sampling by the Fraser River Sturgeon Conservation Society in an undated handout photo. Three British Columbia First Nations want the provincial and federal governments to live up to nine-month old court decision that said there is “overwhelming” evidence a dam on the Nechako River is killing endangered sturgeon. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Fraser River Sturgeon Conservation Society, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

B.C. First Nations seek action on sturgeon deaths, after court blamed declines on dam

First Nations claim mismanagement say quick action needed to protect their rights and the sturgeon

A white sturgeon is seen in B.C. waters after being captured during sampling by the Fraser River Sturgeon Conservation Society in an undated handout photo. Three British Columbia First Nations want the provincial and federal governments to live up to nine-month old court decision that said there is “overwhelming” evidence a dam on the Nechako River is killing endangered sturgeon. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Fraser River Sturgeon Conservation Society, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
From left, Rossford, Ohio Mayor Neil MacKinnon III, Rossford Walleye Roundup Tournament champions Jacob Runyan, Chase Cominsky, and Bass Pro Shops general manager Tony Williamson celebrate on Saturday, April 16, 2022 at Bass Pro Shops in Rossford. Prosecutors in Cleveland are investigating an apparent cheating scandal during the lucrative walleye fishing tournament on Lake Erie. A Twitter video shows Jason Fischer, tournament director for the Lake Erie Walleye Trail event, on Friday cutting open walleye and finding lead weights and prepared fish filets inside the winning catch of five fish to bolster their weight. Anglers Runyan and Cominsky were disqualified. THE CANADIAN PRESS/The Blade via AP-Isaac Ritchey

Ohio walleye scandal deals big blow to tournament fishing

Disqualification bringing integrity of the sport into serious question

From left, Rossford, Ohio Mayor Neil MacKinnon III, Rossford Walleye Roundup Tournament champions Jacob Runyan, Chase Cominsky, and Bass Pro Shops general manager Tony Williamson celebrate on Saturday, April 16, 2022 at Bass Pro Shops in Rossford. Prosecutors in Cleveland are investigating an apparent cheating scandal during the lucrative walleye fishing tournament on Lake Erie. A Twitter video shows Jason Fischer, tournament director for the Lake Erie Walleye Trail event, on Friday cutting open walleye and finding lead weights and prepared fish filets inside the winning catch of five fish to bolster their weight. Anglers Runyan and Cominsky were disqualified. THE CANADIAN PRESS/The Blade via AP-Isaac Ritchey
Heavy machinery clears up washed-up buildings and rubble in the harbour in Burnt Island, Newfoundland and Labrador on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022. Fiona left a trail of destruction across much of Atlantic Canada, stretching from Nova Scotia’s eastern mainland to Cape Breton, Prince Edward Island and southwestern Newfoundland. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Newfoundland fishers face livelihood questions after Fiona storm damage

Fiona’s path of destruction through Atlantic Canada heavily damaged the fishing industry

Heavy machinery clears up washed-up buildings and rubble in the harbour in Burnt Island, Newfoundland and Labrador on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022. Fiona left a trail of destruction across much of Atlantic Canada, stretching from Nova Scotia’s eastern mainland to Cape Breton, Prince Edward Island and southwestern Newfoundland. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
B.C. Wildlife Federation emailed this photo of rotting sockeye salmon to news outlets on Thursday, Sept. 8. (Submitted photo)

Rotting sockeye salmon dumped along Fraser River signals ‘rampant’ illegal sales

B.C. Wildlife Federation says the dumping involves thousands, possibly tens of thousands of fish

B.C. Wildlife Federation emailed this photo of rotting sockeye salmon to news outlets on Thursday, Sept. 8. (Submitted photo)
Scott Laird’s Tyee rowboat, “Strikes 90” was stolen from the Fisherman’s Wharf on Aug. 7 around 3 a.m. Anyone who has seen this boat is asked to call Campbell River Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Photo contributed

Stolen rowboat robs legally blind B.C. fisherman of last chance to enjoy his passion

Valuable classic Tyee-style boat stolen Campbell River area Aug. 7

Scott Laird’s Tyee rowboat, “Strikes 90” was stolen from the Fisherman’s Wharf on Aug. 7 around 3 a.m. Anyone who has seen this boat is asked to call Campbell River Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Photo contributed
Peter Krahn describes the scope of his selective fishing systems at Island 22 boat launch in Chilliwack for DFO personnel, elected officials and fishing reps. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Fish trap demonstration in Chilliwack geared to better salmon spawning success

Elected officials, DFO reps, fishing reps gather at Island 22 to see selective fishing in action

Peter Krahn describes the scope of his selective fishing systems at Island 22 boat launch in Chilliwack for DFO personnel, elected officials and fishing reps. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
Saanich-based researcher Teale Phelps Bondaroff holds dried sea cucumbers at a market in Singapore. (Photo courtesy of OceansAsia)

Cool as a sea cucumber: B.C. researcher exposing organized crime’s underwater tentacles

Documentary on south Asian marine poaching spurred by work of Teale Phelps Bondaroff and team

Saanich-based researcher Teale Phelps Bondaroff holds dried sea cucumbers at a market in Singapore. (Photo courtesy of OceansAsia)
Mark Pavesic reels in a small mouth bass from Elk Lake, near Victoria, BC. Kelsey Pavesic photo

Let Outdoors West be your guide to the great outdoors this summer!

Magazine shares the how-to and where-to of exploring Western Canada’s natural spaces

Mark Pavesic reels in a small mouth bass from Elk Lake, near Victoria, BC. Kelsey Pavesic photo
Five-year-old Adalyn Geddert gets tips from her grandfather Steve Czeck during the 15th annual Cultus Lake Pikeminnow and Smallmouth Bass Fishing Derby at Main Beach on Saturday, June 18, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: People line shores of Cultus Lake for annual Father’s Day weekend fishing derby

Pikeminnow and smallmouth bass fishing derby helps recovery of Cultus Lake sockeye

Five-year-old Adalyn Geddert gets tips from her grandfather Steve Czeck during the 15th annual Cultus Lake Pikeminnow and Smallmouth Bass Fishing Derby at Main Beach on Saturday, June 18, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Braydon Puffalt and five-year-old daughter Lola take part in the Lions Pikeminnow Derby at Cultus Lake on June 15, 2019. This year’s fishing derby is set for Saturday, June 18. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Father’s Day weekend fishing derby will support recovery of Cultus Lake sockeye

Folks fish for pikeminnow which prey on juvenile sockeye, and invasive smallmouth bass

Braydon Puffalt and five-year-old daughter Lola take part in the Lions Pikeminnow Derby at Cultus Lake on June 15, 2019. This year’s fishing derby is set for Saturday, June 18. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
A number of Baynes Sound oyster sites are under a recall due to a norovirus outbreak. File photo

U.S. FDA reports 91 cases of norovirus linked to B.C. oysters

“It’s some farms in certain areas, not the entire B.C. industry.”

A number of Baynes Sound oyster sites are under a recall due to a norovirus outbreak. File photo
FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2015, file photo, a cod to be auctioned sits on ice at the Portland Fish Exchange, in Portland, Maine. Russia, along with Iceland and Norway, remains a major producer of the white fish, which it harvests from the Barents Sea and other frigid oceans. The U.S. is clamping down on trade with Russia, and is targeting seafood in particular. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Seafood biz braces for losses of jobs, fish due to sanctions

Russia is one of the largest producers of seafood in the world

FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2015, file photo, a cod to be auctioned sits on ice at the Portland Fish Exchange, in Portland, Maine. Russia, along with Iceland and Norway, remains a major producer of the white fish, which it harvests from the Barents Sea and other frigid oceans. The U.S. is clamping down on trade with Russia, and is targeting seafood in particular. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
Nechako River in Vanderhoof, B.C. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

First Nations to appeal B.C. Supreme Court ruling on damages to Nechako River

First Nations to appeal B.C. Supreme Court ruling on Nechako River and fisheries to hold Rio Tinto Alcan mining company accountable for damages

Nechako River in Vanderhoof, B.C. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
The Marine Patrol Program enforcement vessel, the M. Charles. (Photo submitted)

Court hands B.C. commercial fisherman its first lifetime ban in a decade

6 months jail time given Scott Steer, vessel forfeited in connection with Vancouver Harbour incident

The Marine Patrol Program enforcement vessel, the M. Charles. (Photo submitted)
Participants of the ghost gear recovery training program in November. Photo courtesy Joan Drinkwin.
Participants of the ghost gear recovery training program in November 2021. Photo courtesy Joan Drinkwin.

Diver training helping B.C. get to the bottom of its ‘ghost gear’ problem

Training part of federal government program targeting lost fishing gear in Canadian waters

Participants of the ghost gear recovery training program in November. Photo courtesy Joan Drinkwin.
Participants of the ghost gear recovery training program in November 2021. Photo courtesy Joan Drinkwin.