Noel Gyger reports. Rain with highs to +6 degrees C. Skeena River clean and fishing well for Steelhead. Kalum River water in good shape and fishing well for Steelhead. Kitimat River in good shape. Zymoetz (Copper) River is clean and fishing well for Steelhead. Note the regulation: No Fishing upstream of the sign at the transmission line crossing (downstream of Zymoetz Canyon) Jan 1 – June 15. Steelhead fishing below this closure is still permitted. Ocean fishing for Salmon, Halibut, Prawn, Dungness and Alaska King Crab is good out of Kitimat.
If you would like to book a river fishing guide or ocean charter for 2019-20 contact Noel at www.noelgyger.ca .
Bass Pro Shops founder and owner Johnny Morris has been named as one of the 400 richest Americans. The entrepreneur came in at number 207 on the Forbes List with a net worth of $3.8 billion. Morris, 71, founded Bass Pro Shops in 1972 and has built it up to be one of the world’s largest outdoor retailers. He is also the owner of the Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium, which opened in 2017 at a cost of $290m, and the White River Marine Group, maker of leading boat brands that includes Tracker, Nitro and Tahoe. In 2017 Bass Pro Shops paid nearly $5 billion to acquire Cabela’s, its biggest rival.
POSTED ON 15/10/2019 BY ANTHONY (Angling International)
A UWindsor research project that will help ensure the sustainability of freshwater fish stocks in Canada for generations to come has received $9.1 million in funding. Daniel Heath, an integrated biology professor at UWindsor’s Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research, is heading a genome project that involves Canadian researchers from coast to coast. Dr. Heath is a pioneer in environmental DNA (eDNA), using water samples to identify all the species that exist in the ecosystem from which the samples were drawn. The newly funded research involves using eDNA to create what he calls a “fish survey toolkit.” The second part of the project involves creating a “fish health toolkit” which identifies gene expression markers to denote if fish are healthy or stressed. “We’re developing genomic tools to manage and conserve freshwater fish stocks,” Heath said. “This is the largest application of genomic tools for freshwater fishery management and conservation in the world.” Canada is home to more than two million lakes and countless rivers, so monitoring all of them and coming up with effective plans to conserve species is difficult. The toolkits will help scientists and managers overcome the logistics. The project, with other lead researchers from the University of Manitoba and Carleton University in Ottawa, is one of eight being funded through Genome Canada and the Agriculture and Agri-food Canada, with financial support from provinces and other partners. Researches competed for a share of $76.7 million in funding over four years. The winning submissions included projects in the agriculture, agri-food, fisheries and aquaculture sectors. Heath’s project will involve other UWindsor researchers, including Hugh MacIsaac, Trevor Pitcher, Christina Semeniuk, Oliver Love, Amy Fitzgerald, Phil Karpowicz and Dennis Higgs. The project shows how UWindsor is on the leading edge of freshwater research, said K.W. Michael Siu, UWindsor’s vice-president, research and innovation. “I would like to congratulate Dr. Heath, his colleagues and collaborators in securing this huge investment from Genome Canada, the federal government and the provincial government to ensure that the collaborating team has the resources to continue developing and advancing genomic tools that are at the forefront of freshwater biota research.” The funding was announced this week by Kirsty Duncan, federal minister of science and sport. “Genomics research has practical real-world application, driving innovation across all sectors,” she said. “We know that the path to a better life starts with science and research, and Genome Canada will be a big part of that.” Genome Canada is a non-profit organization funded by the government of Canada to develop genomics-based technologies. “It’s very exciting to see the ways that our different programs help enable large-scale science, pioneering technologies, and the translation of discoveries into real-world applications,” said Marc Lepage, Genome Canada president and CEO. “Every day we are learning that genomics has very real, very tangible benefits in diverse sectors across Canada.”
─ Sarah Sacheli/ Daniel Heath Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research
The Microcystis cyanobacteria bloom continues extending in the western basin of Lake Erie from Maumee Bay north along the Michigan coast to Brest Bay, east along the Ohio coast to the Portage River; and up to 13 miles northeast of West Sister Island, nearing the Ontario coast. Mild winds observed since Monday promoted scum formation corresponding to areas of dark red and orange in satellite imagery. Measured toxin concentrations remain above the recreational threshold where the bloom is most dense (appearing green from a boat). Keep pets and yourself out of the water in areas where scum is forming.
For more information visit, https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/hab/lakeerie_bulletins/bulletin_current.pdf?utm_medium=email&utm_source=GovDelivery .
Captain Frank Crescitelli (feature image), Raymarine’s Pro Ambassador of the Year 2019, is congratulated on his achievement by Jim Hands.
Italo Labignan (above), Angling International World Trends correspondent for Canada, was also recognized for his contribution to Raymarine. He is pictured with the company’s Curt Nowaskie.
Marine electronics specialist Raymarine recognised its 2019 Pro Ambassador of the Year at last week’s ICAST.
The recipient, Captain Frank Crescitelli, has operated Fin Chaser Charters in the busy, but productive waters surrounding New York City for nearly 20 years and has been a key partner with Raymarine since the very beginning.
“New York Harbor is one of the busiest navigation environments in the nation,” said Crescitelli. “There’s a lot of traffic and security zones and I need to be able see and understand all of it to stay safe. I trust and believe in Raymarine products and FLIR technology so much that I’m legitimately happy and excited to talk about it with anyone at any opportunity.”
“Frank is a complete embodiment of everything we could hope for in an ambassador and partner,” added FLIR Maritime Marketing Director Jim Hands. “Anyone who knows Frank understands that he goes to work every day in a challenging environment with a special enthusiasm, passion and work ethic.
“He appreciates the opportunities he’s worked so hard to create for himself, so it means a lot that he trusts our products to create safe and memorable experiences for his customers. We value our relationship with Frank very highly, and are proud to recognise his knowledge, enthusiasm and unique brand of outreach with our top honour, the 2019 Pro Ambassador of the Year.”
Other Raymarine Pro Ambassadors recognized for their contributions to the brand and the industry include Captain Albert Hernandez, of Cutler Bay, Florida; Angling International World Trends correspondent, Italo Labignan, of Welland, Ontario; and Captain Morris Campbell, of Punta Gorda, Florida.
Posted by Anthony – Angling International