A renowned Alberta water scientist is urging the federal government to take action after he discovered deformities in fish in the Athabasca River downriver from oil sands developments bear a striking resemblance to ones found in fish after spills...
This article talks about an overdose of oil in some of the water ways in Canada. Some of the fish you are actually catching are or can be effected by this. This could lead to you getting sick or worse after eating the contaminated fish. If the Canadian government does not step in soon very bad things could happen.
St. Croix Riverway: Canoeing, fishing can't be beat USA TODAY Floating down the peaceful St. Croix River in a canoe, you'd never know you are close to the busy Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area. The St.
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This article talks about how the St. Croix Riverway. It goes on talking about the river and its beuties. Canoists and kyackers go there to test there fishing skills to the max. Goes on talking about the great fishing and the untoched parts. It is apart off the Mississippi River.
The federal government has delayed the introduction of an online licence system for thousands of fishermen due to technical problems.
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans is closing the front office of licencing centres across Canada in an effort to reduce costs. Fishermen will have to make an appointment if they wish to speak directly to staff.
The new $3-million dollar national web-based system was supposed to go live on Jan. 1, but that's been pushed back until some time in March.
"We've slowed the process to do end-to-end testing," said Gus van Helvoort, executive director of Fisheries Modernization at DFO.
Each fisherman will get an individual pass code so they can look at their holdings, renew licences and make payments online.
Van Helvoort said those pass codes will be issued in March as the department deals with "complexities" integrating data that is recorded differently in different parts of the country.
"We were experiencing problems," van Helvoort told CBC News. "The software itself works, the difficulty is getting the data from six regional systems into one system and that's the work we do on a daily basis."
Van Helvoort said he's confident DFO will work out the bugs before staff are laid off at licencing centres at the end of March.
Fisherman Wayne Russell, from Three Fathom Harbour outside Halifax, is going miss the licence center in Dartmouth.
"Just walk in here with your renewal and bam, in and out," he said outside the Dartmouth DFO office. Russell said he will have to rely on a family member to help navigate DFO's online system when it starts up.
"My wife's got me trained on it a little bit. I can explore on Google, but as for filling out things she's going to have to help me," he said.
The online licence system is one of several changes being introduced in 2013 as the federal government transfers the cost of managing the fishery from taxpayers onto the industry.
Beginning in May, lobster fishermen will have to pay for lobster trap tags and find suppliers.
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Canada is comming up with a way to pay your anglers licences online. Enabling you to check when your epiration dates are. And what licences you have percused. Due to technical difficaltys this will be delayed.
Huge Government boost for Canadian fishing industry Fish Update THE Canadian fishing industry has received a $62-million plus uplift after the country's Prime Minister Stephen Harper recently announced a major investment programme for Canada's...
This article talks about the huge boost the Canadian fishing industry is about to see. It states that their fishing industry has recieved a $62-million plus uplift in funds. All because of the Prime Minister, Stephen Harper is looking into and is going to magorly invest in the fishing industry. Canda is already know for their great fishing, Imagine after this.
Goliath grouper, Epinephelus itajara, were documented as commercially extinct in the late 1980’s and have had protection from fishing in USA waters since 1990. They are the largest grouper in the Atlantic Ocean, growing up to the record size of 2.5 m in total length and 450 kg, making them popular to fish. Like many other top-predators, Goliath grouper are very susceptible to being overfished because they are long-lived, slow growing, late to sexually maturity, need spawning aggregations to reproduce and are also very habitat/site specific..........
This article talks about the facts of spiceies such as spiney lobeter and a grey Grouper. It states the facts about there population. Also it goes into talking bout the over fishing along the coast of Florida.
This is just a video that shows the bitter cold climated in nothern canada. Compered to the ice in iowa were we rarly see a foot. This is a video with saposidly 10 2/3 foot thick. We could not even imagine.
A fishing trawler sank off the eastern coast of Canada on Tuesday, after a snow storm caused 10-meter waves, gale force winds and zero visibility.
Five crew members are missing, Herald News reports.
Two Canadian patrol boats and a number of naval planes and helicopters have been sent to the area.
Helicopter crews say there is hope for rescuing the sailors as they spotted flash flares and a lifeboat from the air.
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This article is about five crew members going missing on a type of fishing boat. It happened on the eastern coast of canada. A huge storm is what cause them to crash. They are trying many rescues tactics to find the missing crew members. There is hope because they spotted flash flares from a lifeboat.
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