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THE 1970s

#1 Which Canadian conservation organization was founded in 1972?


a. Ducks Unlimited Canada

b. The Atlantic Salmon Conservation Foundation

c. Trout Unlimited Canada


d. Nature Conservancy of Canada

#2 Canada and the U.S. signed this pact in 1972 by to initiate programs and measures to reduce pollution entering the Great Lakes.


a. Clean Water Act

b. Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement

c. International Joint Commission

d. Great Lakes Shared Management Plan

#3 In 1973, which famed fishing lodge is said to have originated catch-and-release fishing in Canada?

a. Kasba Lake Lodge

b. Tincup Wilderness Lodge

c. Restigouche River Lodge

d. Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort

#4  First published in 1973, this book is commonly referred to as the bible of fisheries biology.

a. The Compleat Angler by Izaak Walton

b. Freshwater Fishes of Canada by W.B.Scott and E.J. Crossman

c. Fishing Encyclopedia by Ken Schultz

d. The Art of Angling by Tiny Bennet (updated by Gord Pyzer)

#5  In response to increasing environmental and safety concerns, the pesticide Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, or DDT, was completely banned in Canada in 1974. True or false?

#6  To ensure endangered species are not illegally brought into Canada, what international agreement did Canada sign in 1975?

a. Canada Endangered Species Protection Act

b. Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora

c. Species at Risk Act

d. Canada Wildlife Act

Photo credit: Museum at Campbell River

#7  Legendary outdoor writer Roderick Haig-Brown (above), who died in 1976, moved to Campbell River, B.C., from England in the mid-1920s. True or false?

#8   Founded in 1978, this angler’s club currently has more than 600 members in 14 chapters in three provinces.

a. Muskies Canada Inc.

b. The Atlantic Salmon Federation

c. Canadian Bass Anglers Federation

d. Trout Unlimited Canada

#9  Founded in Toronto in 1903 and closed in 1979, this Canadian gunmaker produced approximately 12 million firearms.

a. Tobin Arms

b. Colt Canada

c. Cooey

d. Loyalist Arms

#10  In 1979, this person became Canada’s first full-time professional angler.

a. Rocky Crawford

b. Angelo Viola

c. Kathryn Maroun

d. Bob Izumi