fishing

A crate of lobsters sits on the sidewalk outside the legislature in Halifax on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. The chief of the First Nation behind a disputed moderate livelihood lobstery fishery in Nova Scotia says recent vandalism and the loss of potential sales has cost the band more than $1.5 million. THE CANADIAN PRESS /Andrew Vaughan

‘Blacklisted:’ Nova Scotia First Nation pulls commercial lobster boats from the water

Two buildings storing lobsters caught by Indigenous harvesters were vandalized last week

 

Brendan Kelly with a released coho. Photo by Graham Kelly

Searching out coho and chum salmon in October

By Don Daniels As we head into the final two weekends of…

  • Oct 21, 2020

 

Nathan Lagos (left) was named Tyee Man of the Year after catching a 39-pound Chinook. Ken Enns rowed. Photo submitted

Tyee titles a family affair for the Lagoses

Nathan Lagos became the Tyee Man of the Year this year in…

 

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller responds to a question during a news conference, Thursday, October 8, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

RCMP have ‘let down’ Indigenous fishers facing violence in Nova Scotia: minister

Comments come after lobster pound was burned, police accused one person of assaulting a Mi’kmaq leader

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller responds to a question during a news conference, Thursday, October 8, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Robert Syliboy’s lobster fishing boat is shown after being destroyed by a fire in this Monday, Oct. 5, 2020 handout photo. A lobster vessel belonging to a Mi’kmaq fisher has been destroyed by a suspicious fire at a wharf in southwestern Nova Scotia, near waters where a self-regulated Indigenous fishery is underway. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Robert Syliboy

Nova Scotia calls on Ottawa to define a ‘moderate livelihood,’ as fishing dispute boils over

A lobster pound was burned to the ground Saturday, destroying the lobster catch of Mi’kmaq fishers

Robert Syliboy’s lobster fishing boat is shown after being destroyed by a fire in this Monday, Oct. 5, 2020 handout photo. A lobster vessel belonging to a Mi’kmaq fisher has been destroyed by a suspicious fire at a wharf in southwestern Nova Scotia, near waters where a self-regulated Indigenous fishery is underway. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Robert Syliboy
Flash frozen prawns still sitting in cold storage. (BC Prawns image)

3 million pounds of flash frozen, delicious prawns sitting in B.C. cold storage

Global demand for the B.C. specialty plummeted as the COVID-19 pandemic grew

Flash frozen prawns still sitting in cold storage. (BC Prawns image)
Halibut released between Kelsey Bay and Hardwicke Island. Ron Flanagan photo

Fishing options available in October

You can fish for salmon 12 months of the year around Campbell…

  • Oct 14, 2020
Halibut released between Kelsey Bay and Hardwicke Island. Ron Flanagan photo
The chief of a Mi’kmaq First Nation says an angry group of non-Indigenous lobster harvesters damaged lobster pounds holding his people’s catch and burned a vehicle belonging to an Indigenous harvester on Monday night Members of the Sipekne’katik First Nation load lobster traps on the wharf in Saulnierville, N.S., after launching its own self-regulated fishery on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Indigenous fishers in Nova Scotia have lobster taken, van burned as tensions heighten: chief

Video being circulated on social media shows a van being set alight

The chief of a Mi’kmaq First Nation says an angry group of non-Indigenous lobster harvesters damaged lobster pounds holding his people’s catch and burned a vehicle belonging to an Indigenous harvester on Monday night Members of the Sipekne’katik First Nation load lobster traps on the wharf in Saulnierville, N.S., after launching its own self-regulated fishery on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Take advantage of good weather fishing around Campbell River

By Don Daniels The month of October is quite interesting when it…

  • Oct 7, 2020

Fishing scene rolls into fall

By Don Daniels Mid-month all around Vancouver Island there was smoke from…

  • Sep 30, 2020

Tuna fishing is a shared effort for a Cortes Island family

By Don Daniels On Sunday, Sept. 14 the smoke was in the…

  • Sep 23, 2020

Application deadline for fish harvester benefits program extended

Those financially impacted by the pandemic have until Oct. 5 to apply

Chinook salmon fishing tapering off but the coho are coming

Finding coho can be challenging

  • Sep 16, 2020

Anger growing among B.C. salmon anglers shut out of public fishery

Fisheries minister stands by “very difficult” decisions to limit openings

New Tyee fishing record book a four-year labour of love

Campbell River Tyee guide and angler R.D. Berger dives deep into the famous fishery’s statistics

Big fish for smaller groups at Quatsino Lodge

By Don Daniels For those fishing lodges who rely on foreign travelers…

  • Sep 9, 2020

Fishing lines down in August during COVID times

By Don Daniels Since mid-month, the salmon fishing around Campbell River has…

  • Aug 26, 2020

B.C. Indigenous leaders call for closure of all Fraser River sockeye fisheries

Tsilhqot’in First Nations have closed fishing for their members to save critical salmon stocks

This could be the best pink fishing in 11 years

By Don Daniels All year long I drive to Sayward and this…

  • Aug 12, 2020

‘Please don’t’: Biologists irked after American plucks baby seal onto boat near Port McNeill

“I got a call from a lady in Texas saying her husband … has a seal pup on his boat”