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The Blue Fish Radio Show

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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.

Latest Episodes

E317 Iron Maiden Adrian Smith Monsters of River and Rock

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 below to hear Adrian Smith speak with Lawrence Gunther about his new book on this episode of Blue Fish Radio:

24 min4 d ago
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E317 Iron Maiden Adrian Smith Monsters of River and Rock

Saskatchewan Sportfish Research Group and the Somers Lab

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.

51 min1 w ago
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Saskatchewan Sportfish Research Group and the Somers Lab

Great Lakes Fish at Risk of Starvation

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 agencies to form a Multi-agency cooperative ecosystem monitoring and modeling advisory committee to address the potential collapse of great lakes fish stocks:Link below to read the IJC reporthttps://ijc.org/en/sab/understanding-declining-productivity-offshore-regions-great-lakes?utm_source=All+Contacts+and+Stakeholders&utm_campaign=afb399fbbf-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_07_30_04_10_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_12843f1e16-afb399fbrt, “Understanding Declining Productivity in the Offshore Regions of the Great Lakes” in which they describe how the problem started with invasive zebra and quaga muscles:bf-1223860975&mc_cid=afb399fbbf&mc_eid=cf58f5b8bc

18 min3 w ago
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Great Lakes Fish at Risk of Starvation

World Rivers Day Founder Mark Angelo

In 1975 while paddling the Fraser River Mark Angelo imagined a world that included paying respect to rivers and the life they represent. Over many years and with the assistance of countless others, Mark’s dream eventually lead to the United Nations declaring World Rivers Day – one Canadian’s dream now celebrated in over 100 countries. Link below to hear Mark Angelo in conversation with Lawrence Gunther on the importance of the relationship anglers, paddlers and so many others have with their favorite rivers, which Canadian rivers need to be on your bucket list, tips on selecting the right river adventure equipment, and how people of all interests and backgrounds have come together to celebrate and give back to the rivers that meant so much to generations of people over the centuries on this episode of Blue Fish Radio:Link below to view the trailer to Mark Angelo’s new documentary “Last Paddle” due to start its international film festival run in January 2021http://lastpaddle.com/ ).

49 minSEP 24
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World Rivers Day Founder Mark Angelo

Great River Rapport and the River Institute

Research scientist Leigh McGaughey from the St. Lawrence Institute for Environmental Science is our guest today on Blue Fish Radio. Two years ago we first heard from Leighwhen she launched the Great River Rapport initiative with the goal of collecting data and local knowledge about the health of the St. Lawrence River. Leigh is joining us again to let us know how the project is unfolding, and the crucial roles anglers, indigenous fishers, conservationists and scientists have in creating this remarkably comprehensive collection of historic and current data and knowledge. Link below to hear Leigh in conversation with Lawrence on Blue Fish Radio.For more about the Great River Rapport visit:https://www.riverinstitute.ca/riverrapport/For more information and how to register for the free River Symposium visit:https://symposium.riverinstitute.ca/September 27th is World River's Day. Join people in Canada and around the world as we celebrate our life-giving rivers. Organize an event in your community or attend one!

40 minSEP 18
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Great River Rapport and the River Institute

Carp Carp Carp Anglers Take Note

Think you know everything you need to know about carp? Curious to learn what the status is regarding invasive carp and the Great Lakes? Can you tell the difference between a Grass Carp and a Common Carp? Our guest on Blue Fish Radio has all the answers and so much more! He’s Brook Schryer, Aquatic Program Specialist with the Invading Species Awareness Program. Link below to get informed about the latest news every angler should know and why, on this episode of Blue Fish Radio:For more about the Invading Species Program or their on-line reporting and tracking map database visitwww.invadingspecies.com as well as www.EDDMapS.org/Ontario

59 minSEP 11
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Carp Carp Carp Anglers Take Note

Dams Fishways and Fish Health Part 2 of 2

Dr. Sean Landsman is with the Institute of Environmental and Interdisciplinary Science at Carleton University, and is a serious Muskie angler. Sean is our guest on Blue Fish Radio for a two part series where we discuss the linkage between fish health, and dams and their fish passage systems. In this 2nd and final installment Dr. Landsman explains the different fish passage systems adopted to move fish around dams, their strengths and weaknesses, and why alternative solutions may be preferable such as removal of dams when possible.Link below to hear Dr. Landsman speak with Lawrence Gunther on Blue Fish Radio:Sean Landsman is also a professional photographer. His work focuses on science communications, and general nature imagery, with a special interest in underwater storytelling. He’s passionate about using still photography as a visual communication tool to educate the public about nature, and is especially interested in teaching people about the aquatic world and helping foster greater care and appreciation for life beneath the water's surface. For more about Sean and access his photos visit:www.seanlandsmanphotography.com

29 minSEP 2
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Dams Fishways and Fish Health Part 2 of 2

Dams Fishways and Fish Health Part 1 of 2

Dr. Sean Landsman teaches at the Institute of Environmental and Interdisciplinary Science at Carleton University, and is a serious Muskie angler. Sean is our guest on Blue Fish Radio for a two part series where we discuss the linkage between fish health, and dams and their fish passage systems. IN part one of this two part series Dr. Landsman discusses with Lawrence Gunther hydro and legacy dams, the movement of fish past dams in both directions, and why it makes sense to remove most smaller legacy dams. Link below for part one on Blue Fish Radio:Sean Landsman is also a professional photographer. His work focuses on science communications, and general nature imagery, with a special interest in underwater storytelling. He’s passionate about using still photography as a visual communication tool to educate the public about nature, and is especially interested in teaching people about the aquatic world and helping foster greater care and appreciation for life beneath the water's surface. For more about Sean and to access his photos visit:www.seanlandsmanphotography.com

29 minAUG 28
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Dams Fishways and Fish Health Part 1 of 2

Honoring Conservation Officer of the Year Mike Schenk

Mr. Mike Schenk is the 2020 recipient of lifetime achievement awards from both the Ontario Conservation Officer Association and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. Blue Fish Radio host Lawrence Gunther speaks with Schenk about his career, what attracted him to the profession, and what he says to young people considering a career in the outdoors. Mike and Lawrence also reflect on their shared fishing and hunting experiences growing up together in Georgetown Ontario.

27 minAUG 21
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Honoring Conservation Officer of the Year Mike Schenk

Fraser River Fishing Access and Greg Taylor Part II

IN Part I with Greg Taylor from Fish First Consulting we spoke about DFO’s absence of fisheries research and their inability to manage to make sure both enough salmon reach spawning grounds, and keeping fishers on the water informed to ensure sustainable fishing is taking place. In Part II Blue Fish Radio presents Taylor’s strategy for moving forward with stakeholders to assume greater responsibility for setting fisheries related decisions and to identify gaps in research. Link below to learn more about the proposed B.C. salmon fisheries management strategy to be released this fall.

27 minAUG 8
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Fraser River Fishing Access and Greg Taylor Part II

Latest Episodes

E317 Iron Maiden Adrian Smith Monsters of River and Rock

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 below to hear Adrian Smith speak with Lawrence Gunther about his new book on this episode of Blue Fish Radio:

24 min4 d ago
Comments
E317 Iron Maiden Adrian Smith Monsters of River and Rock

Saskatchewan Sportfish Research Group and the Somers Lab

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.

51 min1 w ago
Comments
Saskatchewan Sportfish Research Group and the Somers Lab

Great Lakes Fish at Risk of Starvation

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 agencies to form a Multi-agency cooperative ecosystem monitoring and modeling advisory committee to address the potential collapse of great lakes fish stocks:Link below to read the IJC reporthttps://ijc.org/en/sab/understanding-declining-productivity-offshore-regions-great-lakes?utm_source=All+Contacts+and+Stakeholders&utm_campaign=afb399fbbf-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_07_30_04_10_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_12843f1e16-afb399fbrt, “Understanding Declining Productivity in the Offshore Regions of the Great Lakes” in which they describe how the problem started with invasive zebra and quaga muscles:bf-1223860975&mc_cid=afb399fbbf&mc_eid=cf58f5b8bc

18 min3 w ago
Comments
Great Lakes Fish at Risk of Starvation

World Rivers Day Founder Mark Angelo

In 1975 while paddling the Fraser River Mark Angelo imagined a world that included paying respect to rivers and the life they represent. Over many years and with the assistance of countless others, Mark’s dream eventually lead to the United Nations declaring World Rivers Day – one Canadian’s dream now celebrated in over 100 countries. Link below to hear Mark Angelo in conversation with Lawrence Gunther on the importance of the relationship anglers, paddlers and so many others have with their favorite rivers, which Canadian rivers need to be on your bucket list, tips on selecting the right river adventure equipment, and how people of all interests and backgrounds have come together to celebrate and give back to the rivers that meant so much to generations of people over the centuries on this episode of Blue Fish Radio:Link below to view the trailer to Mark Angelo’s new documentary “Last Paddle” due to start its international film festival run in January 2021http://lastpaddle.com/ ).

49 minSEP 24
Comments
World Rivers Day Founder Mark Angelo

Great River Rapport and the River Institute

Research scientist Leigh McGaughey from the St. Lawrence Institute for Environmental Science is our guest today on Blue Fish Radio. Two years ago we first heard from Leighwhen she launched the Great River Rapport initiative with the goal of collecting data and local knowledge about the health of the St. Lawrence River. Leigh is joining us again to let us know how the project is unfolding, and the crucial roles anglers, indigenous fishers, conservationists and scientists have in creating this remarkably comprehensive collection of historic and current data and knowledge. Link below to hear Leigh in conversation with Lawrence on Blue Fish Radio.For more about the Great River Rapport visit:https://www.riverinstitute.ca/riverrapport/For more information and how to register for the free River Symposium visit:https://symposium.riverinstitute.ca/September 27th is World River's Day. Join people in Canada and around the world as we celebrate our life-giving rivers. Organize an event in your community or attend one!

40 minSEP 18
Comments
Great River Rapport and the River Institute

Carp Carp Carp Anglers Take Note

Think you know everything you need to know about carp? Curious to learn what the status is regarding invasive carp and the Great Lakes? Can you tell the difference between a Grass Carp and a Common Carp? Our guest on Blue Fish Radio has all the answers and so much more! He’s Brook Schryer, Aquatic Program Specialist with the Invading Species Awareness Program. Link below to get informed about the latest news every angler should know and why, on this episode of Blue Fish Radio:For more about the Invading Species Program or their on-line reporting and tracking map database visitwww.invadingspecies.com as well as www.EDDMapS.org/Ontario

59 minSEP 11
Comments
Carp Carp Carp Anglers Take Note

Dams Fishways and Fish Health Part 2 of 2

Dr. Sean Landsman is with the Institute of Environmental and Interdisciplinary Science at Carleton University, and is a serious Muskie angler. Sean is our guest on Blue Fish Radio for a two part series where we discuss the linkage between fish health, and dams and their fish passage systems. In this 2nd and final installment Dr. Landsman explains the different fish passage systems adopted to move fish around dams, their strengths and weaknesses, and why alternative solutions may be preferable such as removal of dams when possible.Link below to hear Dr. Landsman speak with Lawrence Gunther on Blue Fish Radio:Sean Landsman is also a professional photographer. His work focuses on science communications, and general nature imagery, with a special interest in underwater storytelling. He’s passionate about using still photography as a visual communication tool to educate the public about nature, and is especially interested in teaching people about the aquatic world and helping foster greater care and appreciation for life beneath the water's surface. For more about Sean and access his photos visit:www.seanlandsmanphotography.com

29 minSEP 2
Comments
Dams Fishways and Fish Health Part 2 of 2

Dams Fishways and Fish Health Part 1 of 2

Dr. Sean Landsman teaches at the Institute of Environmental and Interdisciplinary Science at Carleton University, and is a serious Muskie angler. Sean is our guest on Blue Fish Radio for a two part series where we discuss the linkage between fish health, and dams and their fish passage systems. IN part one of this two part series Dr. Landsman discusses with Lawrence Gunther hydro and legacy dams, the movement of fish past dams in both directions, and why it makes sense to remove most smaller legacy dams. Link below for part one on Blue Fish Radio:Sean Landsman is also a professional photographer. His work focuses on science communications, and general nature imagery, with a special interest in underwater storytelling. He’s passionate about using still photography as a visual communication tool to educate the public about nature, and is especially interested in teaching people about the aquatic world and helping foster greater care and appreciation for life beneath the water's surface. For more about Sean and to access his photos visit:www.seanlandsmanphotography.com

29 minAUG 28
Comments
Dams Fishways and Fish Health Part 1 of 2

Honoring Conservation Officer of the Year Mike Schenk

Mr. Mike Schenk is the 2020 recipient of lifetime achievement awards from both the Ontario Conservation Officer Association and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. Blue Fish Radio host Lawrence Gunther speaks with Schenk about his career, what attracted him to the profession, and what he says to young people considering a career in the outdoors. Mike and Lawrence also reflect on their shared fishing and hunting experiences growing up together in Georgetown Ontario.

27 minAUG 21
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Honoring Conservation Officer of the Year Mike Schenk

Fraser River Fishing Access and Greg Taylor Part II

IN Part I with Greg Taylor from Fish First Consulting we spoke about DFO’s absence of fisheries research and their inability to manage to make sure both enough salmon reach spawning grounds, and keeping fishers on the water informed to ensure sustainable fishing is taking place. In Part II Blue Fish Radio presents Taylor’s strategy for moving forward with stakeholders to assume greater responsibility for setting fisheries related decisions and to identify gaps in research. Link below to learn more about the proposed B.C. salmon fisheries management strategy to be released this fall.

27 minAUG 8
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Fraser River Fishing Access and Greg Taylor Part II
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