Tag «steelhead»

Irony?

A little known or, at least, an under-appreciated fact concerning British Columbia salmonids is the number that are intercepted by Alaskan net fisheries before they ever get to Canadian waters. I think it fair to say there is a general level of awareness of the chinook salmon interception by Alaskan trollers. That is a spin …

It Used to be Called Fishing

(Or, to steal a line from Yvon Chouinard, when all the basketball players are seven feet tall its time to raise the hoop!) How many times have we heard reference to lowering the bar, shifting the baseline or, in our grandfather’s vernacular, the good old days? Anyone who has been around the recreational, commercial and …

Inconvenient Truths

Seven years ago, shortly after retiring from my career as a fisheries biologist, I prepared a short piece on where steelhead management on Vancouver Island had arrived. Comments on the evolutionary pathway and suggestions for different ways of doing business are as relevant today as they were in 2009. Judge for yourself. You can read …