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.
Do fish feel pain? Surprisingly, there isn’t a lot of credible research on the topic, but that doesn’t stop people from speculating. In this episode of Blue Fish Radio, host Lawrence Gunther tries to separate fact from fiction by talking to leading fisheries expert Steven Cooke (above). He’s the Canada Research Chair of Environmental Science and Biology at Carleton University, working in the field of fish ecology and conservation physiology. It’s safe to say he knows a thing or two about fish. Listen in to hear his pointed comments on the topic of fish pain.