The Blue Fish Radio Show

The Blue Fish Radio Show

Blue Fish Radio is produced and hosted by Lawrence Gunther (www.lawrencegunther.com). 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: lawrence@lawrencegunther.com.

Episodes

May 9, 2021 32 min
There are anglers interested in taking their love of recreational fishing to the next level by working with the fishing industry. Whether it’s to secure the support and recognition as a tournament competitor, or to promote their favorite brands to other recreational anglers, the industry is looking for people that can give back to the sport in numerous ways. Thankfully, there are people like Angie Thompson who have transitioned fro...
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Angie Scott hosts the Woman Angler & Adventurer podcast to share her passion for fishing and inspire women to pursue outdoor adventures. Having grown up fishing in the “Land of 10,000 Lakes.”, she now resides in Nashville living aboard her houseboat on Percy Priest Lake. I asked Angie to be a guest on The Blue Fish Radio Show, in part because we both share a passion for adventuring in our truck campers, but more importantly, to...
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Abigale Culberson and her team from the University of New Brunswick recently conducted a series of studies to assess the Muskie population in the Saint John River, and their sustainability based on current and potential fishing pressure. The model they created reveals a 30% annual mortality rate for these non-native fish, a level anticipated to increase as fishing pressure rises. Link below to hear Abigale on The Blue fish Radio sp...
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April 11, 2021 28 min
Dr. Alexandra Morton has dedicated her life to researching and understanding B.C.'s complex and interconnected coastal ecosystems. Dr. Morton’s new book “Not On My Watch” chronicles her effort and ultimate fight to get the truth out about the ruinous impacts of open pen salmon farming on wild pacific salmon. Her commitment to conduct science in the face of overwhelming opposition, and to speak truth to those in power bent on si...
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Mr. Todd Sellers is the Executive Director of the Lake of the Woods Water Sustainability Foundation. Over the past 15 years the Foundation, under Todd’s leadership, has put Lake of the Woods on the map to gain the attention required to document and reverse a number of troubling trends. A lake that crosses international borders, touches two provinces and one State, and measures 100 km in width and 160 km in length, it’s known as the...
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Peter Krahn is a professional chemical/environmental engineer with 38 years experience specializing in forensic criminal environmental investigations. Now retired, Peter is developing a selective fishing technology for sustainably harvesting salmon and Steelhead to replace destructive gill nets. It supports scientific data collection, and supports selective harvesting, the removal of invasive fish species, and the release of wild f...
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Kevin Estrada is the owner of Sturgeon Slayers guided fishing in B.C. with a focus on “Catch, record, release”. Kevin leadership on Sturgeon conservation includes his championing the first ever Parliamentary bill on sturgeon that called for transitioning from gill nets to sustainable harvesting. Kevin also leads a citizen science initiative to tag and track juvenal Sturgeon, which now includes high school students. Link below to h...
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In a recent IJC report, “Assessing Progress: Climate change and algal blooms in Lake Superior”, Dr. Jay Austin, University of Minnesota’s Duluth Large Lakes Observatory, says “Lake Superior is one of the fastest-changing lakes in the world”. Dr. Austin knows this because he and his team have been measuring just how fast summer lake water temperature is warming, the decrease in duration of winter ice cover, and the increase in blue-...
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Oceans are warming, fish are moving, so what can Canada’s Ocean Tracking Network tell us? We speak with dr. Frederick Whoriskey of Dalhousie University and the Executive Director of the Ocean Tracking Network. From Atlantic Salmon and Arctic Char, to Greenland and Great White sharks, and more, we find out how Canada’s east coast fish species are faring, and why Striped Bass are on the rise. Link below to hear dr. Whoriskey on The B...
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January 24, 2021 47 min
One health recognizes that every action taken in nature generates a reaction, that we need to be healthy to fully appreciate nature, and that we are dependent on nature for our physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing.
https://bluefishcanada.ca/blue-fish-news-january-13th-2021/
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January 21, 2021 36 min
The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters works hard to inform outdoor anglers and hunters about outdoor opportunities and restrictions. Mr. Mark Ryckman, Manager of Policy at the OFAH, speaks with Lawrence Gunther about the challenges in 2020 and this new round of stay-at-home restrictions. It’s not all bad news thanks to strong advocacy by the OFAH to keep Ontario fishing. Link below to hear Mark discuss what was learned in 2...
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Dr. Steven Cooke and his Fish Ecology and Conservation Physiology Laboratory at Carleton University recently completed a survey called, “Covid-19 restrictions and recreational fisheries in Ontario”. Understanding how people engaged in outdoor activities such as angling during a pandemic is crucial to learning more about the “one-health” relationship people have with nature. Link below to hear Dr. Steven Cooke in conversation with L...
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Krystyn Tully, co-founder of Swim Drink Fish Canada, is our feature guest on The Blue Fish Radio Show. After nearly 20 years with the organization, Krystyn has decided to transition into the next phase of her career as an environmentalist. Krystyn shares her insights, advice, concerns, and hopes for Canada’s environmental movement. Link below to hear Krystyn Tully in conversation with Lawrence Gunther on The Blue Fish Radio Show:
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December 7, 2020 50 min
Much like North America, Africa too has its own Great Lakes. The African Centre for Aquatic Research and Education Collaborates with freshwater experts around the world to address the challenges facing Africa’s Great Lakes. Turns out they too are wrestling with many of the same challenges we are here in North America. Link below to hear ACARE’s CEO Dr. TED Lawrence discuss with Lawrence Gunther Africa’s Great Lakes, ACARE’s knowled...
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November 20, 2020 63 min
The new book, “Days of Rivers Past” is loaded with stories and photos chronicling the glory days of Steelhead fishing along B.C.’s coast. The author Robert Hooton is a now-retired 37-year career biologist with the B.C. government and avid Steelhead angler and is the featured guest on The Blue Fish Radio Show. Bob explains how the start of his career was tempered with a cautionary tail by the fishing sage Roderick Haig Brown, and ho...
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Dr. John Dettmers with the Great Lakes Fisheries Commission Recently published an article about sport fish in the Great Lakes called “Whether to Manage for Economics or the Ecosystem?”. I reached out to Dr. Dettmers to be a guest on The Blue Fish Radio Show as it was clear he held another important piece of the Great Lakes fisheries puzzle. In short, what is the role, history, status and future of prey fish , mainly Alewife, Smelt ...
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Dennis Zimmermann of Big Fish Little Fish Consultants located in White Horse YT speaks with Lawrence Gunther about community interests and values, and catch and release fishing in the Yukon Territories. Denis also reveals his favorite Yukon fish species to pursue and fishing locations. Link below to hear Denis Zimmerman week on Blue Fish Radio:
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Iron Maiden from the UK, formed in 1975, is one of the world’s most epic heavy metal rock groups having over 100 million record sales. Adrian Smith, Iron Maiden's lead guitarist and self professed Compulsive Angler has been keeping busy over the past year writing a book about his fishing adventures around the world, including numerous stories about his 30-year career with Iron Maiden, called Monsters of River and Rock. Link bel...
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Dr. Chris Somers is the scientist / angler behind the Saskatchewan Sportfish Research Group that focusses on what fish do after we let them go. Dr. Somers tags and tracks Walleye, Northern Pike, Burbot and Common Carp year-round. Dr. Somers discusses fish behavior and welfare, and his favorite outdoor fishing spots in Saskatchewan this week on Blue Fish Radio.
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October 5, 2020 18 min
For every Great Lake except Lake Erie, there is an observed decrease in the fish populations caught in offshore waters. A new report from the International Joint Commission (IJC) looks at the decline in fish populations in the offshore regions of Lakes Huron, Michigan, Ontario and Superior.
Link below to hear senior IJC scientist Dr. Joseph DePinto explain to Lawrence Gunther why the IJC is calling for water quality and fish health ...
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