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  • E443 Technology and Commercial Fishing with Dr. Ussif Sumaila

    8 MAY 2024 · Dr. Ussif Rashid Sumaila from the University of British Columbia is widely known and highly regarded as an expert on the ability of offshore commercial fisheries to fish sustainably. His opinions are shaping Canada’s entry into a new WTO agreement on the World’s first international sustainability Treaty. Listen as Dr. Sumaila speaks with Lawrence about the role technology is having on increasing fishing pressure around the world on The Blue Fish Radio Show. 
    1h 5m 14s
  • E442 Blue Fish News Live on CFN (April 22 2024)

    8 MAY 2024 · Lawrence and Scotty review all the latest fishing and fish news from across Canada on the April 22 2024 episode of Canadian Fishing Network Live
    29m 13s
  • E441 Blue Fish News Live on CFN Debates Forward Facing Sonar (April 15 2024)

    8 MAY 2024 · Scotty and Lawrence discuss whether forward facing sonar needs to be dialed back, or if fishing regulations need to be enhanced on the April 15 2024 episode of Canadian Fishing Network Live 
    22m 19s
  • David Chong on Forward Facing Sonar

    14 APR 2024 · While some can’t wait for the debate about forward facing sonar to end, others believe we aren’t finished by a long shot. Regulators in the U.S. are actually surveying anglers for their views on whether the technology should be banned. We reached out to professional angler David Chong for his views on the topic. David is one of Canada’s top professional bass anglers and a long-time representative of many fishing, boating and electronic brands. Welcome back David to The Blue Fish Radio Show!
    52m 40s
  • Blue Fish News on CFN Live for March 25 2024

    14 APR 2024 · In the Blue fish News on CFN Live on March 25 2024 Lawrence and Scottie discuss the important role of local champions, the “World Unseen” exhibit, the 2024 walleye and perch Lake Erie commercial harvest “total allowable catch”, impacts of open pen fin-fish aquiculture, the state of Great Lakes fisheries, commercial fisher protests underway in Newfoundland / Labrador, the growth of small scale farm operations across Canada, dangers associated with family farming, the return of small scale commercial fishing, supporting local seafood fishers, and Canada’s signature on the new World Trade Organization high seas fishing treaty.
    33m 7s
  • Terry Rees and his 20 years with FOCA

    24 MAR 2024 · Terry Rees and his 20 years with FOCA Director of the Federation of Ontario Cottage Associations for twenty years, and recently announced that he will be moving on. Terry’s leadership on countless water quality issues over the years has served the over-500 cottage associations that are affiliated with FOCA, and the knowledge and experience he’s amassed is significant. Terry is our guest on The Blue Fish Radio Show where he talks about a wide range of issues, strategies, programs and regulations meant to maintain a strong one-health relationship between property owners and the waters they love and appreciate. 
    55m 8s
  • Watersheds Canada on Fish Habitat

    24 MAR 2024 · Watersheds Canada on Fish HabitatLawrence Gunther speaks with the new Executive Director of Water Sheds Canada Robert J. Pye, and Melissa Dakers, Habitat and Stewardship Program Manager, about their work on creating resilient fish habitat on The Blue fish Radio Show. Robert has many years of experience in promoting fishing and conservation, and Mel is led the charge to expand the charity’s shoreline restoration programs to include shoreline wetlands and fish habitat. Learn how their programs operate year-round, how you can get involved or learn more, and some exciting news about what’s coming up! This is our 3rd episode featuring Watersheds Canada over the past six years, and we are excited to witness the evolution of their focus on fish!
    42m 2s
  • Blue Fish News Live March 18 2024

    24 MAR 2024 · Blue Fish News Live on CFN March 18 2024Lawrence and Scottie talk about the role of mentors, fertile Grass Carp  in the Great Lakes, school instruction about invasives, Scotty Fishing’s role in schools with donating hatchery equipment, ice fishing and Great Lakes ice coverage stats, Lakes Superiors designation as the fastest warming lake in the world, and advocacy efforts to have B.C.’s Chinook salmon labeled as unsustainable to properly advise consumers, and how some stocks are bouncing back.
    29m 54s
  • In Search of the Great Canadian Shark with Crhis Harvey-Clark

    12 MAR 2024 · E435 In Search of the Great Canadian Shark with Dr Chris Harvey-ClarkDr. Chris Harvey-Clark is one of Canada’s leading shark researchers and a frequent shark expert guest on TV and in documentaries. Chris just released his new book, “In Search of the Great Canadian Shark.” Chris speaks with host Lawrence Gunther about his numerous shark encounters and the work he’s assisting with to track Great White Sharks in Atlantic Canada. To buy the book send an email to mailto:ChrisHarveyClark@Gmail.Com.
    44m 12s
  • Blue Fish News on CFN Live (March 11 2024)

    12 MAR 2024 · Two new books are discussed, “In search of the Great Canadian Shark”, and “Thinking Big About Small-Scale Fisheries. Lawrence and Scottie discuss Lawrence’s work with Canon to launch the new tactile printer for the blind. The unknown Arctic fishes and control over the new commercial fishery. The extreme age of Greenland Sharks and traditional techniques to cure their meat. The movement of fish species north into the Arctic Ocean. The bid by recreational fishers in Newfoundland / Labrador to increase personal harvest limits of Northern Cod. What Muskie eat. Good news about Atlantic Salmon on a New Brunswick River thanks to a new fish-friendly bridge. New data on chemical pollutants in the St. Lawrence River stemming from treated sewage waste releases. The success of the “swish and spit” program for preventing invasive aquatic species from entering the Great Lakes. The impact of 70 new species of invasive earth worms brought to North America. A delayed oil spill mitigation effort on the Fraiser River. Methane gas leakage into the atmosphere. Efforts to create a giant garbage incinerator on the banks of the Ottawa river. Numbers of Great Lakes water usage and releases for 2022. 
    38m 19s

Blue Fish Radio is produced and hosted by Lawrence Gunther ( The show features interviews with people that have expertise and first-hand knowledge about fishing, fish and aquatic ecosystems. Lawrence...

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Blue Fish Radio is produced and hosted by Lawrence Gunther ( 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 successes so more people can become stewards of their aquatic resources. By empowering local champions with knowledge, future generations of fishers will have the opportunity to pursue the tradition of fishing, and by doing so, maintain a vital link between people and nature.

If you have a story to tell about how you made a difference in your community, or would like to nominate a local champion to be interviewed on Blue Fish Radio, please send an email to:
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