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Vancouver Island Salmon Enhancement & Habitat Restoration

Vancouver Island Salmon Enhancement & Habitat Restoration

Vancouver Island is home to approximately 37 hatcheries, seven of which are major federally operated facilities. In addition, there are also 45 First Nations and non-profit community-based groups working toward one common goal: helping to enhance salmon stocks as well as to protect, maintain, and restore their natural habitat. In 2018...

The 2019-2020 Salmon Conservation Stamp

The 2019-2020 Salmon Conservation Stamp

Congratulations to Tak Shoji for his entry titled “Race for Survival” – the winner of the 2019-20 Salmon Conservation Stamp competition. This image will adorn next year’s stamp required to retain salmon caught in West Coast tidal waters.

On the Water: Nootka Sound By Boat

On the Water: Nootka Sound By Boat

Fishing with Nootka Marine Adventures in the 5th Annual Salmon Enhancement Derby. After a gorgeous 40-minute weave through the inlets, we were rewarded with the stunning, protected Moutcha Bay, fed by the Conuma River.

On The Water: Gabriola Island Is Bob’s Island

On The Water: Gabriola Island Is Bob’s Island

If you are new to the idea of fishing Vancouver Island and just beginning your research, you likely have not considered—or even heard of—the Nanaimo area as a fishing destination. However...

The Other Side of Nootka

The Other Side of Nootka

Nootka Sound is known for many things: the first place Captain James Cook landed in British Columbia, the home of the orphaned killer whale Luna, and, of course, stellar inshore and offshore salmon fishing.

On The Water: Tofino For Halibut

On The Water: Tofino For Halibut

Fishing out of Tofino makes having a guide like Rob Frawley vital. If you haven’t fished there, you should know the seas get very nasty, the threat of which can be dissipated greatly with local knowledge.