The Blue Fish Radio Show
The Blue Fish Radio Show
Blue Fish Radio
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.
Thinking Big About Small Scale Fisheries
This past December a new e-book called “Thinking Big about Small-Scale Fisheries in Canada” was released and can be downloaded for free. The book is a project of “Too Big to be Ignored Canada, a new Cross-Canadian research and knowledge sharing hub focused on increasing the visibility, recognition, and enhancement of small-scale fisheries in Canada. Evan J. Andrews, editor of the book, and Kristen Lowitt, co-author of chapter #6, are Lawrence’s guests on The Blue Fish Radio Show. Link to hear Lawrence, Evan and Kristen discuss the book, and the many common challenges facing Canadian and other small-scale fisheries around the world.
Mar 3
45 min
CFN Live Feb 26 2024 Boat Show Results and Next Generation Anglers
Scottie and Lawrence discuss the Ottawa Boat and Outdoor Show, boat prices, Striped Bass predation of salmon Smoltz, new Indigenous Conserved and Protected Area in Manitoba, leaving local communities out of marine protection talks, and offshore wind power and what it means for fishing.
Mar 3
29 min
CFN Live Feb 19 2024 evolution of Outdoor Shows
Lawrence and Scottie discuss the evolution of outdoor shows, Blue Fish Canada’s mandate, one health, next generation anglers, and what constitutes sustainable fishing.
Mar 3
29 min
CFN Live Feb 12 2024 Invasives, Red Fish, and Salmon Plasticity
Scottie and Lawrence discuss aquatic invasive species, Grass Carp, Tench, state of Great Lake’s commercial fishery, fish consumption advisories, Areas of Concern in the Great Lakes, sewage releases, eating Great Lakes Salmon, the Red Fish commercial fishery about to open on the Golf of St. Lawrence, carbon releases caused by large commercial draggers stirring the ocean bottom, and salmon plasticity.
Mar 3
35 min
CFN Live Feb 5 2024 Gobies and Electric Boats
Lawrence And Scottie examine the spread of Gobies throughout southern Ontario, and where we are with electric boats. Recorded live on Canadian Fishing Network on February 5, 2024.
Mar 3
27 min
Jeff Butler of Plug Boats Talks Everything Electric Watercraft
Jeff Butler produces the biweekly newsletter Plug Boats featuring everything electric that has to do with boat propulsion. After the big electric boat advertising push by organizers of the 2024 Toronto International Boat Show, I knew I had to get Jef on the podcast to find out more about electric boats. He did not disappoint – link to hear my conversation with Jeff Butler from Plug Boats on The Blue fish Radio Show.
Feb 5
24 min
Fish Consumption Advisory Mayhem on CFN Live Jan 29 2024
The Great Lakes Fish Health Network led the charge to research and pen an article titled, “Governing for transboundary environmental justice: a scientific and policy analysis of fish consumption advisory programs in the Upper St Lawrence River.” On January 29 2024 Lawrence and Scotty discuss why different government jurisdictions offer contradictory fish consumption advisories on Canadian Fishing Network Live on Facebook. Link below to read the entire article on Facets Journal:https://www.facetsjournal.com/doi/full/10.1139/facets-2023-0072
Feb 5
35 min
Nick Mayer on Painting Fish for a Living
It’s always a pleasure to speak with artists who have a focus on fish on The Blue Fish Radio Show. Nick Mayer has been earning his living full time painting fish and related fish art, and judging from the reaction in my own home, a truly extraordinary artist. His Mission is to connect People with Nature by appreciating it’s beauty. Not only does Nick paint, but He’s caught over 75 species of fish on a fly rod including Sailfish, Sharks, Tarpon and Muskie. You can learn More About Nick's Work at https://www.nickmayerart.com. Enjoy the podcast as Nick and I discuss his journey from marine biologist to successful artist!
Jan 29
44 min
CFN Live Jan 15 2024
On Canadian Fishing Network Live Lawrence and Scotty talk about the slow start to the ice fishing season, Great Lakes ice coverage, the importance of women fishing associations, Lawrence’s editorial on finding commonalities between indigenous fishers and recreational anglers, threats posed by Alberta’s irrigation channels to wild Cutthroat Trout, and their 130 lakes suitable for ice fishing, five fishing apps anglers are recommended to have on their phones, and other technology Lawrence uses as a person without sight.
Jan 29
38 min
Abe Frances on Mohawk FN Connections to Fish and Fishing
Abraham Francis is a member of the Mohawks of Akwesasne where he serves as the Environmental Science Officer. Abe speaks with Lawrence about the historic connection Mohawk First Nations people have with the fish of the St. Lawrence River, why his people were forced to suspend this connection for the past two generations, what’s being done to re-build this relationship, and why understanding fish health and fish contamination is crucial to reconciliation.
Jan 14
1 hr 8 min
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