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Blue Fish Radio: Will Commercial Fishing Harm Canada’s Arctic?

Will Commercial Fishing Harm Canada's Arctic?

Over 2,000 scientists from around the world are raising cautionary flags

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.

As climate change continues to shrink the polar ice pack, opportunities for commercial fishing are expanding. For governments and commercial interests, the temptation to capitalize on this relatively untapped wild bounty is great, but given the Arctic’s delicate ecosystem, over 2,000 scientists from around the world are urging caution.

In this episode, Lawrence Gunther interviews Carleton University professor Stephan Schott about the viability and sustainability of commercial fishing in Canada’s high arctic.

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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.