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Small changes, made over time, can produce significant results. Much like a high performance engine, or an entire orchestra, when even a small part is not doing what it is supposed to do, everything suffers. And the same is true of your finances. This show is dedicated to the small things that make a significant difference.
 
Blue Fish Radio is produced and hosted by Lawrence Gunther (www.lawrencegunther.com). The show features interviews with people that have expertise and first-hand knowledge about fishing, fish and aquatic ecosystems. Lawrence Gunther applies his expertise, experience and engaging style to both educate and entertain listeners. Each show lasts 30 minutes and is streamed by a number of broadcasters. Production and distribution of the Blue Fish Radio Show is intended to share valuable lessons and ...
 
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Iron Maiden from the UK, formed in 1975, is one of the world’s most epic heavy metal rock groups having over 100 million record sales. Adrian Smith, Iron Maiden's lead guitarist and self professed Compulsive Angler has been keeping busy over the past year writing a book about his fishing adventures around the world, including numerous stories about…
 
Dr. Chris Somers is the scientist / angler behind the Saskatchewan Sportfish Research Group that focusses on what fish do after we let them go. Dr. Somers tags and tracks Walleye, Northern Pike, Burbot and Common Carp year-round. Dr. Somers discusses fish behavior and welfare, and his favorite outdoor fishing spots in Saskatchewan this week on Blue…
 
For every Great Lake except Lake Erie, there is an observed decrease in the fish populations caught in offshore waters. A new report from the International Joint Commission (IJC) looks at the decline in fish populations in the offshore regions of Lakes Huron, Michigan, Ontario and Superior. Link below to hear senior IJC scientist Dr. Joseph DePinto…
 
In 1975 while paddling the Fraser River Mark Angelo imagined a world that included paying respect to rivers and the life they represent. Over many years and with the assistance of countless others, Mark’s dream eventually lead to the United Nations declaring World Rivers Day – one Canadian’s dream now celebrated in over 100 countries. Link below to…
 
Research scientist Leigh McGaughey from the St. Lawrence Institute for Environmental Science is our guest today on Blue Fish Radio. Two years ago we first heard from Leighwhen she launched the Great River Rapport initiative with the goal of collecting data and local knowledge about the health of the St. Lawrence River. Leigh is joining us again to …
 
Think you know everything you need to know about carp? Curious to learn what the status is regarding invasive carp and the Great Lakes? Can you tell the difference between a Grass Carp and a Common Carp? Our guest on Blue Fish Radio has all the answers and so much more! He’s Brook Schryer, Aquatic Program Specialist with the Invading Species Awaren…
 
Dr. Sean Landsman is with the Institute of Environmental and Interdisciplinary Science at Carleton University, and is a serious Muskie angler. Sean is our guest on Blue Fish Radio for a two part series where we discuss the linkage between fish health, and dams and their fish passage systems. In this 2nd and final installment Dr. Landsman explains t…
 
Dr. Sean Landsman teaches at the Institute of Environmental and Interdisciplinary Science at Carleton University, and is a serious Muskie angler. Sean is our guest on Blue Fish Radio for a two part series where we discuss the linkage between fish health, and dams and their fish passage systems. IN part one of this two part series Dr. Landsman discu…
 
Mr. Mike Schenk is the 2020 recipient of lifetime achievement awards from both the Ontario Conservation Officer Association and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. Blue Fish Radio host Lawrence Gunther speaks with Schenk about his career, what attracted him to the profession, and what he says to young people considering a career in the …
 
IN Part I with Greg Taylor from Fish First Consulting we spoke about DFO’s absence of fisheries research and their inability to manage to make sure both enough salmon reach spawning grounds, and keeping fishers on the water informed to ensure sustainable fishing is taking place. In Part II Blue Fish Radio presents Taylor’s strategy for moving forwa…
 
Greg Taylor from Fish First Consulting is our guest this week and next on Blue Fish Radio. In part I Greg talks to us about the state of salmon stocks and research along Canada’s west coast, and why DFO seems to be grasping at straws when it comes to managing Fraser River salmon fisheries. Listen to Greg talk about why DFO needs to adopt salmon rec…
 
Bob Cole is part of (and a founding member) of the west coast’s most successful fisheries round table. The Port Alberni and Area 23 round table involves all fishery stakeholders. Their collective decision taking model has meant sustainable salmon numbers and equitable access to stocks for all concerned. Listen as Bob speaks with Lawrence Gunther ab…
 
Jeff Wilson, the man behind the Miramichi River Striper Cup, is now championing a new fishing tournament, the Atlantic Angler Challenge. Jeff has teamed up with professor Trevor Avery from Acadia University and CEO Sean Simmons from Angler Atlas to make this tournament both a competitive event with great prizes, and a citizen science project design…
 
Professor Trevor Avery teaches and conducts fisheries research out of Acadia University in Nova Scotia. More recently he’s teamed up with Jeff Wilson of the Striper Cup and Sean Simmons of Anglers Atlas to form a ground-breaking recreational fisheries research initiative called the Atlantic Anglers Challenge. The initiative rewards anglers to downl…
 
David Brown received the highest honor Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans can bestow to a recreational angler for his work on restoring West Coast salmon. Now Dave has taken it to the next level with his formation of the Public Fishery Alliance and a protest in front of DFO’s Vancouver office. Link below to hear David in Conversation with …
 
David Chong is one of Canada’s top professional bass anglers fishing upwards of 50 tournaments a year. He’s one of a very few that is actually making a living in the fishing industry through tournament wins, sponsorships, and as a representative of leading tackle companies. We check in with Dave to find out the highs and lows of professional anglin…
 
Scottie Martin is the host and driving force behind the wildly successful Canadian Fishing Network. With close to 11,000 followers on Facebook, and another successful edition of the national fishing “Fish-Off” tournament led by Michael Consul now under their belts, the virtual fishing platform shows no signs of slowing. It truly is a grass-roots Ph…
 
Across southern Ontario bass fishing seasons are beginning to open up. Bass anglers look forward to this moment all year, especially those who are hooked on fishing tournaments. The Ontario B.A.S.S. Nation is one of the biggest competitive bass tournament organizations in Ontario with over 800 members, and their executive have been working overtime…
 
Blue Fish Radio reached out to the Great Lakes Fisheries Commission’s Bob Lambe, Executive Director, and Marc Gaden, Communications Director and Legislative Liaison, to hear first-hand about their experience as one of the five “collaborators” with the Great Lakes and St Lawrence Collaborative. The Collaborative just released its ten-year action pla…
 
n 2017 Blue Fish Canada organized a half-day focus on fish health and fish consumption as part of the St. Lawrence River Institute for Environmental Studies Annual research and policy symposium. In attendance was Dr. Laurie Chan, Canadian co-chair of the IJC Health Professionals Advisory Board, and a University of Ottawa Professor and Canada Resear…
 
Westslope Cut Throat Trout, bull trout and Athabasca rainbow trout are native trout species found in Alberta that now need our help. Protecting these native species and the diversity they represent is crucial if we are to avoid a country populated solely with the same non-native trout species introduced through fish stocking programs during the 190…
 
Stephen Hume has fished and written professionally about fishing, fish and Canada’s west coast for 27 years with the Vancouver Sun and much more than that. He’s not shy to call things the way he sees them, and made a good living for well over 30 years putting his words on paper and teaching others to do the same. . Link below to hear Stephen Hume i…
 
In this final installment of our interview with Jeremy Wade from the River Monster series, we dive deeper into what it takes to produce the magical moments Jeremy has been creating to inform and entertain mainstream TV viewers for over 15 years. We also explore Jeremy’s books and his role as an international fish art competition judge. Find out wha…
 
Jeremy Wade is UK’s “Sherlock Holmes” of angling. His magical blend of solving underwater mysteries through careful planning, local knowledge and a hook-and-line has been capturing the imagination of viewers for over 15 years starting with his world renowned series “River Monsters”. It’s a return to the origins of the true spirit of angling that’s …
 
Once again St. Lawrence River Muskie are in decline. Research conducted on 200 known Muskie spawning beds located throughout the St. Lawrence have failed to come up with any “young of the year” Muskie, and Northern Pike are faring no better. Ottawa River Muskie Factory owner and guide John Anderson recently published an article summarizing what we …
 
In June 2019 a landslide struck a remote rugged canyon of the Fraser River north of Lillooet BC. Huge pieces of rock and significant debris sheared off a 125-meter cliff, crashing into the river and creating a 5 meter high waterfall. The magnitude of the obstruction impeded migrating salmon from reaching their spawning beds. What’s been happening s…
 
The B.C. government and Fisheries and Oceans Canada have issued advisories to west coast anglers on how to stay safe during the Covid-19 pandemic. At the same time, for the second year in a row, most all Chinook salmon recreational fisheries are non-retention only throughout southern B.C. Link below to hear west coast angler Brian Braidwood discuss…
 
Dr. Steven Cooke teaches Fish ecology and conservation at Carleton University and runs the Cooke Lab. He’s also now one of a handful of international representatives selected to develop a Freshwater action plan designed to reverse the world-wide decline in freshwater biodiversity now on track to be at “code red” in 10-15 years. Link below to hear D…
 
Dr. Bruce Tufts is a leader in researching and conducting field studies of bass in Ontario. It’s because of his research the government of Ontario is now conducting consultations over whether to change some of the fundamental rules concerning the capture and harvest of both Smallmouth and Largemouth bass in Lake Ontario and the Upper St. Lawrence (…
 
Watersheds Canada’s Natural Edge Program has teamed up with Quinte Conservation to take on naturalizing one mighty long Bay of Quinte shoreline and related watershed. Their 3-year Natural Edge program goal is to naturalize the shores of farms, parks, cottages and homes. Link below to hear Lawrence Gunther in conversation with Chloe Lajoie, Natural …
 
Recently news broke about the full extent of the raw sewage releases occurring across Canada thanks to a new transparency initiative by Environment and Climate Change Canada and Fisheries and Oceans Canada. While the numbers may seem beyond be leaf, never mind comprehensible, there is evidence that this great big ship we call Canada is attempting t…
 
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