Canada Fishing

Celebrate Canada's Oceans at Your Local Fish Counter

David R. Miller | Posted 03.11.2014 | Canada Politics
David R. Miller

Improving the way we fish and grow seafood is critical to the survival of some of our planet's most threatened marine and freshwater species and environments. But a national sustainable seafood day is also a critical reminder that even through our everyday choices in what food we buy, we can have a profound impact on the future of life on our planet. And nowhere is that more true than at our fish counters.

12 Things To Do This Family Day

Rania Walker | Posted 04.13.2014 | Canada Living
Rania Walker

In addition to the special events and interactive exhibits at most major tourist attractions, here is a list of virtually free things to do around the GTA, most of which will give you an opportunity to try something new or different by virtue of the favourable price tag.

Jamaican Me Hungry: A Culinary Adventure

Rebecca LeHeup | Posted 04.04.2014 | Canada Travel
Rebecca LeHeup

If you are looking for a way to truly connect to the food culture of Jamaica then I have the culinary adventure for you! It turns out that the white-knuckle, hair-raising journey over the mountains from Montego Bay to Saint Elizabeth Parish, the breadbasket of Jamaica, is worth every minute.

Photo Essay: Off the Beaten Path -- Heir Island, Ireland

Parmjit Parmar | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Travel
Parmjit Parmar

Just off the coast of West Cork, Ireland lays tranquil Heir Island. This island is the perfect retreat for anyone looking to get away, feel inspired, sail, paint and cook. Only 2.5km long, Heir Island is located in Roaringwater Bay and home to 24 residents.

Keep Your Seafood Consumption Sustainable With This List

Rose Reisman | Posted 09.17.2013 | Canada Living
Rose Reisman

The health of fish is undoubted. A great source of lean protein, omega fatty acids and low in fat. But the problem today is that our fish supply is contaminated with mercury and PCB's and the oceans are being overfished. The following fish have been put into three groups. Those to avoid, those that are good to consume and those that can be eaten on an infrequent basis.

A French-Canadian Enclave in Nova Scotia

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 08.19.2013 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

Cheticamp, at the southwestern entrance of the national park, is the most eye-catching community on the Cabot Trail because the colourful houses, many of them painted in the blue, red and white symbols of the Acadian people, stand out and invite you to stop.

The Truth About Fishing

Russ Beck | Posted 03.06.2013 | Canada
Russ Beck

On good days, fish seem like they are conjured instead of caught. But here's the truth: fly fishing -- no matter how pretty Brad Pitt makes it look -- is about people pestering animals for their own pleasure. Even though I know this fact and feel its weight every time I angle, I still can't go a day without thinking about fishing.

Water, Not Oil, Is Hot Summer Issue In Kitimat

Robin Rowland | Posted 10.29.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Robin Rowland

Even with David Black's proposal for an oil refinery on a hill 25 kilometres north of Kitimat, residents here know that the Enbridge Northern Gateway debate has gone on for years and will go on for many years to come. The hottest issue in Kitimat this summer is water, not oil. For us, this summer can be summed up by saying: "Water, water everywhere, but you can't get there from here." As environmentalists worldwide celebrate the beauty of Douglas Channel, and decry the dangers that tanker traffic could pose to the channel, many people in Kitimat are cut off from the waterfront.

Dispatches From Down East: My Potato Love/Hate Relationship

Lori Gard | Posted 09.28.2012 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

I confess: I have been wrapped up in a bit of a love affair. I have always enjoyed potatoes, but after my recent experience with our local potato festival, my love for that starchy tuber has been renewed. I don't know if it was the taste-testing on opening night or the experiences surrounding the festivities that further sparked my fever. All I know is this: from blossom to table, potatoes on P.E.I. rule the roost.

One Thing my Husband Never Asks me to Say: Cheese

Vicki Murphy | Posted 09.12.2012 | Canada Living
Vicki Murphy

In spite of our marital problems, I try not to bash my husband. But after two consecutive long weekends of boozing, golfing and fishing, and coming home at 4:30 a.m. reeking of sausages and whores, I think he's fair game. You see, I found some pretty incriminating photos on his camera.

The Ten Dangers To Canadian Fishermen

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.28.2012 | Canada Politics

Fatigue, unsafe work practices and a lack of training continue to put fishermen at risk despite hundreds of safety investigations and subsequent recom...

Sounds Fishy? It's True: Salmon is on the Rise Again!

Sue Scott | Posted 07.02.2012 | Canada
Sue Scott

Government scientists have now provided data on the health of wild Atlantic salmon that agrees with anecdotal information from anglers who raved about the great 2011 fishing season. Experts have confirmed that many salmon populations met, or exceeded their minimum conservation requirements in 2011.

What Lies Beneath?

CP | Ben Shingler, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.22.2012 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - A group of more than 2,000 scientists from 67 countries has called for a moratorium on commercial fishing in the Arctic until more research...

Wading in Wedded Bliss

Kathryn Maroun | Posted 01.30.2012 | Canada Living
Kathryn Maroun

My fall pilgrimage for Atlantic salmon on an historic river in the Highlands of Nova Scotia is always like coming home year after year. Pursuit with ...

Ebb and Flow

Kathryn Maroun | Posted 12.29.2011 | Canada
Kathryn Maroun

Clearly I didn't have a connection to the big fish in the way I'd had when fishing the mountain streams. Rod, line and fly as an extension of my arm gave me a connection to the fish's world in a way I couldn't experience by fishing long line from a river bank in deep, dark water via a rod holder.

Proposed Seal Slaughter Draws Fire

CP | Michael MacDonald, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.25.2011 | Canada

HALIFAX - Two of Canada's leading marine biologists and a conservation group say a five-year proposal to slaughter 140,000 grey seals in the southern ...

Fishy Situation: Inquiry Looks For Where All The Salmon Went

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.20.2011 | Canada

VANCOUVER - After months of hearings in relative obscurity, the public inquiry into the decline of sockeye along British Columbia's fabled Fraser Rive...

Thank Cod Stocks Are Back Off East Coast

CP | Posted 09.27.2011 | Canada

HALIFAX - Several East Coast fish stocks that collapsed in the early 1990s are showing the first signs of recovery, according to new research that suggests whole ecosystems can rebound.

Scientists at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography, a federal government research centre in Halifax, released a study Wednesday that says cod, haddock and other once dominant groundfish stocks are making a comeback on the eastern Scotian Shelf.

Fishing Boat Sinks Off Nova Scotia, Crew Rescued

The Canadian Press | Posted 09.09.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- CANSO, N.S. - Residents of the First Nation community of Eskasoni were expressing relief Sunday after six of the reserve's fishe...