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Commercial gillnetter Lily M. is tied up at Centennial Pier on June 24, 2021 so her captain, Ryan Daynes, can repair some holes in his net. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Commercial salmon fishers left high and dry over sudden DFO closures

Island MP calls on federal fisheries minister to provide financial relief

 

A decommissioned Royal Canadian Navy diving support ship sat derelict in Bridgewater, N.S. in 2019. ANDREW VAUGHAN /THE CANADIAN PRESS

Feds doling out $1.5M for removal of 18 derelict boats from B.C., Atlantic coasts

18 abandoned vessels will be pulled out from Bamfield, Barkley Sound and Nootka Sound waters

 

Coast Guard are attending to the sinking vessel. Photo by Wayne Jacob

Fishing boat taking on water in Johnstone Strait

Single occupant of vessel near Humpback Bay and Bear Point has been transferred to another boat

 

Roy Ban of Nanaimo caught a five-foot-long sixgill shark off Entrance Island last week. (Photo submitted)

Fisherman reels in 5-foot shark near Nanaimo

Roy Ban snagged a sixgill shark last week in relatively shallow waters

Roy Ban of Nanaimo caught a five-foot-long sixgill shark off Entrance Island last week. (Photo submitted)
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Taxidermy duck feathers are ideal for Ducks Unlimited Canada National Fly Tyers Challenge. Photo by Don Daniels

Campbell River fly tyers, show your talents!

By Don Daniels When it comes to fly-tyers around Campbell River, there…

  • Jul 7, 2021
Taxidermy duck feathers are ideal for Ducks Unlimited Canada National Fly Tyers Challenge. Photo by Don Daniels
Roberts Lake boat launch at a high water mark. Photo Don Daniels

Roberts Lake is a fun spot for families and anglers

Roberts Lake gets a lot of mentions by local anglers when discussing…

  • Jun 16, 2021
Roberts Lake boat launch at a high water mark. Photo Don Daniels
A Comox Valley shellfish operator pleaded guilty and was fined $10,000 in provincial court in Courtenay earlier this year. Record file photo

B.C. clam harvester fined $10,000 for Fisheries Act violations

Charges against three others were stayed in Courtenay Provincial Court

A Comox Valley shellfish operator pleaded guilty and was fined $10,000 in provincial court in Courtenay earlier this year. Record file photo
2019 Tofino Saltwater Classic winners Shane Johnson and Morgan Ottridge flank the event’s host Brendan Morrison at the event’s award ceremony. (Westerly file photo)

Brendan Morrison’s Tofino Saltwater Classic set to return this summer

Former NHL star’s popular philanthropic fishing derby is coming back to Tofino.

2019 Tofino Saltwater Classic winners Shane Johnson and Morgan Ottridge flank the event’s host Brendan Morrison at the event’s award ceremony. (Westerly file photo)
Spawning sockeye salmon, a species of Pacific salmon, are seen making their way up the Adams River in Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park near Chase, B.C., Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Federal ministers outline principles of $647M fund to protect Pacific salmon

Feds say programs will be in collaboration with Indigenous, commercial and recreational fishers

Spawning sockeye salmon, a species of Pacific salmon, are seen making their way up the Adams River in Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park near Chase, B.C., Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Sam Fait takes a break to enjoy the view from the mountains east of Williams Lake. (Williams Lake Tribune photo)

Hunters join forces with conservationists to call on B.C. to protect fish and wildlife habitat

Unlikely alliance includes fishers, trappers, naturalists and conservation organizations

Sam Fait takes a break to enjoy the view from the mountains east of Williams Lake. (Williams Lake Tribune photo)
Painters Lodge will have a fishing season. Photo by Don Daniels

2020 a year to forget for fishing but things are slowly moving forward

By Don Daniels It was mid-March last year when the big change…

  • Jun 2, 2021
Painters Lodge will have a fishing season. Photo by Don Daniels
(Metro Creative photo)

Youth summer fishing challenge: Go fishing, take a photo, then enter to win!

Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC’s contest returns this summer

(Metro Creative photo)
B.C.’s Family Fishing Weekend is coming up June 18 to 20.

BC’s Family Fishing Weekend returns June 18 to 20

Get ready with a free Family Fishing Webinar Series June 12

B.C.’s Family Fishing Weekend is coming up June 18 to 20.
The Summer Fishing Challenge, hosted by the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC, is designed to encourage youth enjoyment of freshwater fishing. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

Summer Fishing Challenge open to youths across B.C.

Record your fishing experience and enter to win prizes

The Summer Fishing Challenge, hosted by the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC, is designed to encourage youth enjoyment of freshwater fishing. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
In this Jan. 3, 2013 file photo, a worker collects pieces of shark fins dried on the rooftop of a factory building in Hong Kong. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Kin Cheung

B.C. company fined $60K for illegally importing shark fins from threatened species

Kiu Yick Trading Company has been ordered to pay $60,000 for importing 434 kilograms of shark fins

In this Jan. 3, 2013 file photo, a worker collects pieces of shark fins dried on the rooftop of a factory building in Hong Kong. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Kin Cheung
Salmon Point Marina is ready for locals to go boating and fishing. Photo Don Daniels

They just wanna get out fishing

By Don Daniels It was mid-March and already a number of opinions…

  • May 19, 2021
Salmon Point Marina is ready for locals to go boating and fishing. Photo Don Daniels
Josh Robinson with opening day ling cod. Ron Fife photo

Locals get first crack at lingcod fishing

By Don Daniels We are only a few days short of being…

  • May 12, 2021
Josh Robinson with opening day ling cod. Ron Fife photo
Charter boats on the move from Sayward to Telegraph Cove. Don Daniels photo

Planning now for fishing Campbell River and north in the coming months

By Don Daniels We are getting ready for the months ahead to…

  • Apr 28, 2021
Charter boats on the move from Sayward to Telegraph Cove. Don Daniels photo
Abby Morris with commercially-caught crabs. Photo: Don Daniels

Fishing conditions quiet with travel restrictions and non-retention of chinook salmon

By Don Daniels The COVID-19 pandemic here in Campbell River and Vancouver…

  • Apr 21, 2021
Abby Morris with commercially-caught crabs. Photo: Don Daniels