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Blue Fish Radio: What the US can teach us about managing recreational fisheries

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New law benefits U.S. saltwater recreational anglers

It's time to take a scientific approach to conserve sportfishing in saltwater

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

Mike Leonard

The Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act seeks to apply modern management approaches, science and technology to guide decision-making over saltwater recreational fishing in the US. In this episode, Lawrence speaks with Mike Leonard (above), conservation director for the American Sportfishing Association, to learn about plans to increase access to saltwater recreational fishing opportunities along the U.S. coastline. The ASA hopes the new law will raise the status of recreational anglers, so their needs are on par with those of commercial fishers. Can Canadian anglers learn from our American neighbours?

To hear the interview now, press PLAY below. To download this podcast to your device, go to the Blue Fish Radio home page.

Listen to “New Act Benefits US Saltwater Anglers” on Spreaker.

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.

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