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.
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?