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Blue Fish Radio: Taking on the Scourge of Illegal Overfishing

Taking on the Scourge of Illegal Overfishing

How illegal fishing threatens marine ecosystems, and what Canadian anglers can do about it

Outdoor Canada is pleased to present Blue Fish Radio—podcasts about the future of fish and fishing in Canada. The program is dedicated to sharing first-hand angling knowledge, scientific discoveries and supporting local champions who protect and enhance their waters.

Illegal, unreported and unregulated commercial fishing—also known as pirate fishing—is a serious global problem that contributes to overfishing, creates unfair competition, and impedes sustainable fisheries.

In this episode of Blue Fish Radio, Lawrence Gunther interviews Michele Kuruc, vice-president of ocean policy at the World Wildlife Fund, about the global problem of illegal fishing, and why we need to put a stop to it before the world’s wild fish stocks are decimated. To see some of the ways that illegal fish gets from the ocean to your dinner plate, click this infographic.

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Lawrence Gunther

Lawrence Gunther

Blue Fish Radio is produced and hosted by Ottawa-based Lawrence Gunther, North America's only totally blind professional tournament angler, a popular motivational speaker and a celebrated conservationist. A lifelong outdoorsman, Lawrence has caught fish from coast to coast in Canada, and used his expertise in navigation technology to develop the world’s first Blind Fishing Boat. For more about Lawrence Gunther, visit his website.