fishing

Peter Krahn describes the scope of his selective fishing technology, FishTraps, at Island 22 boat launch in Chilliwack for DFO personnel, elected officials and fishing industry reps. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. man developing less harmful way to harvest salmon selectively

Elected officials, DFO, fishing reps met at Chilliwack boat launch to see demo of new technology

 

Saanich-based researcher Teale Phelps Bondaroff holds dried sea cucumbers at a market in Singapore. (Photo courtesy of OceansAsia)

Cool as a sea cucumber: B.C. researcher exposing organized crime’s underwater tentacles

Documentary on south Asian marine poaching spurred by work of Teale Phelps Bondaroff and team

 

Kootenay Lake’s shore spawning kokanee restoration and research project is in Year 3, with funding from the FWCP Columbia Region. Photo: File

Kokanee restoration, bull trout monitoring underway in Kootenay-Columbia

FWCP supports Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society & Salmo Watershed Streamkeepers Society

 

Skills Cente staff Alison Girard, Jay Shete, and Alia Locken display some of the work the Skills Centre has accomplished in the last year. Photo: Submitted

After 25 years of West Kootenay success, future shines bright for Skills Centre

“Several of our programs ran at full capacity, and the rest were almost full,” says Morag Carter.

Skills Cente staff Alison Girard, Jay Shete, and Alia Locken display some of the work the Skills Centre has accomplished in the last year. Photo: Submitted
An invasive species fishing derby will take place July 22-31 on the Columbia River. Photo: Betsy Kline

Castlegar invasive species fishout taking place July 22-31

Fishing derby targeting Walleye and northern pike

An invasive species fishing derby will take place July 22-31 on the Columbia River. Photo: Betsy Kline
Help reduce invasive predators like this northern pike taken from the Columbia River by signing up for the Castlegar Invasive Species Fish Out Derby going from July 22-31. Photo: contributed

Invasive species fish out derby coming to Columbia River

Derby runs from July 22-31 and entrants can target two invasive predators, walleye and northern pike

Help reduce invasive predators like this northern pike taken from the Columbia River by signing up for the Castlegar Invasive Species Fish Out Derby going from July 22-31. Photo: contributed
Help reduce invasive predators like this northern pike taken from the Columbia River by signing up for the Castlegar Invasive Species Fish Out Derby going from July 22-31. Photo: contributed

Invasive species fish out derby coming to Columbia River

Derby runs from July 22-31 and entrants can target two invasive predators, walleye and northern pike

Help reduce invasive predators like this northern pike taken from the Columbia River by signing up for the Castlegar Invasive Species Fish Out Derby going from July 22-31. Photo: contributed
Mark Pavesic reels in a small mouth bass from Elk Lake, near Victoria, BC. Kelsey Pavesic photo

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Mark Pavesic reels in a small mouth bass from Elk Lake, near Victoria, BC. Kelsey Pavesic photo
Kerry Reed from Real Adventures Sport-fishing Charters takes a selfie with a nice Columbia River rainbow. Photo: Submitted/File

West Kootenay Fishing Report

With rising water temperatures, the fish should become more and more aggressive

  • Apr 19, 2022
Kerry Reed from Real Adventures Sport-fishing Charters takes a selfie with a nice Columbia River rainbow. Photo: Submitted/File
A number of Baynes Sound oyster sites are under a recall due to a norovirus outbreak. File photo

U.S. FDA reports 91 cases of norovirus linked to B.C. oysters

“It’s some farms in certain areas, not the entire B.C. industry.”

A number of Baynes Sound oyster sites are under a recall due to a norovirus outbreak. File photo
Streams in the Kootenays were closed to anglers as of April 1 for the annual spawning period. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay streams closed to fishing for annual spawning period

Streams in region four close every year from April 1 to June 14, with some exceptions

Streams in the Kootenays were closed to anglers as of April 1 for the annual spawning period. Photo: Submitted
FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2015, file photo, a cod to be auctioned sits on ice at the Portland Fish Exchange, in Portland, Maine. Russia, along with Iceland and Norway, remains a major producer of the white fish, which it harvests from the Barents Sea and other frigid oceans. The U.S. is clamping down on trade with Russia, and is targeting seafood in particular. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Seafood biz braces for losses of jobs, fish due to sanctions

Russia is one of the largest producers of seafood in the world

FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2015, file photo, a cod to be auctioned sits on ice at the Portland Fish Exchange, in Portland, Maine. Russia, along with Iceland and Norway, remains a major producer of the white fish, which it harvests from the Barents Sea and other frigid oceans. The U.S. is clamping down on trade with Russia, and is targeting seafood in particular. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
East Shore resident Mike Jeffries and friend set to launch on a local river.

Kootenay Lake anglers support added incentive to fish

Kootenay Lake fishermen Nick Green and Mike Jeffery win angler incentive monthly $1,000 prize

East Shore resident Mike Jeffries and friend set to launch on a local river.
Guide Jean Bruun nets two cutthroat simultaneously on the Salt River near Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Films from around the world will be seen at the International Fly Fishing Film Festival. Photo: Submitted

Castlegar to host live and virtual fly fishing film festival

The film festival is taking place on March 26 at the Castle Theatre

Guide Jean Bruun nets two cutthroat simultaneously on the Salt River near Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Films from around the world will be seen at the International Fly Fishing Film Festival. Photo: Submitted
Nechako River in Vanderhoof, B.C. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

First Nations to appeal B.C. Supreme Court ruling on damages to Nechako River

First Nations to appeal B.C. Supreme Court ruling on Nechako River and fisheries to hold Rio Tinto Alcan mining company accountable for damages

Nechako River in Vanderhoof, B.C. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Kokanee spawning at Meadow Creek Spawning Channel in September. Only 24,000 spawning kokanee were counted on Kootenay Lake in 2021. Photo: Jim Bailey

Kootenay Lake kokanee spawning numbers a growing concern

The Kootenay Lake kokanee spawners down to 24,000 in 2021

Kokanee spawning at Meadow Creek Spawning Channel in September. Only 24,000 spawning kokanee were counted on Kootenay Lake in 2021. Photo: Jim Bailey
The Marine Patrol Program enforcement vessel, the M. Charles. (Photo submitted)

Court hands B.C. commercial fisherman its first lifetime ban in a decade

6 months jail time given Scott Steer, vessel forfeited in connection with Vancouver Harbour incident

The Marine Patrol Program enforcement vessel, the M. Charles. (Photo submitted)
Participants of the ghost gear recovery training program in November. Photo courtesy Joan Drinkwin.
Participants of the ghost gear recovery training program in November 2021. Photo courtesy Joan Drinkwin.

Diver training helping B.C. get to the bottom of its ‘ghost gear’ problem

Training part of federal government program targeting lost fishing gear in Canadian waters

Participants of the ghost gear recovery training program in November. Photo courtesy Joan Drinkwin.
Participants of the ghost gear recovery training program in November 2021. Photo courtesy Joan Drinkwin.
From hunting and ice fishing to snowshoeing and hiking, this new must-read guide from Black Press Media and WestCoastTraveller.com will inspire plenty of winter pursuits.

Enjoy the great outdoors this winter with Outdoors West!

Magazine shares the how-to and where-to of exploring Western Canada’s natural spaces

From hunting and ice fishing to snowshoeing and hiking, this new must-read guide from Black Press Media and WestCoastTraveller.com will inspire plenty of winter pursuits.
The Indian River estuary, which connects the ocean inlet around North Vancouver, B.C., to the freshwater river, is shown in this undated aerial photo. A new study on salmon bones dating back thousands of years shows the Tsleil-Waututh Indigenous nation around North Vancouver targeted male salmon for their meat and to sustain the fishery. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Tsleil-Waututh Nation

B.C. study shows sustainable management of salmon fishery before colonization

Archeological evidence shows First Nations effort to focus harvest on males led to stable fishery

The Indian River estuary, which connects the ocean inlet around North Vancouver, B.C., to the freshwater river, is shown in this undated aerial photo. A new study on salmon bones dating back thousands of years shows the Tsleil-Waututh Indigenous nation around North Vancouver targeted male salmon for their meat and to sustain the fishery. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Tsleil-Waututh Nation