Tag Archives: catch-and-release

Fisheries Management: Complex, Complicated and Poorly Comprehended

Guest Blog: Alberta Environment and Parks is proposing plans to recover native trout in Alberta’s Eastern Slopes of the Rocky Mountains. The plans call for the closing of fishing along many streams to allow the trout populations to recover. However, many … Continue reading

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Wabamun Lake Fishery Update

[Note: The following was first published in the June 2017 Alberta Outdoorsmen.] Copyright © 2017 Don H. Meredith, All Rights Reserved. It has been a while since I wrote a column about what is happening with the Wabamun Lake fishery. Wabamun … Continue reading

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Shifting Away from Consumptive Use

[Note: The following was first published in the February 2017 Alberta Outdoorsmen.] Copyright © 2017 Don H. Meredith, All Rights Reserved. If you’ve been following the dustup over whether anglers should be allowed to take a fish for supper from many … Continue reading

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The Shifting Baseline

[Note: The following was first published in the January 2016 Alberta Outdoorsmen.] Copyright © 2016 Don H. Meredith, All Rights Reserved. People of my age and older can remember (if barely) when a cup of coffee cost only five cents. Of … Continue reading

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Catch-and-Release Under Attack

[Note: The following was first published in the August 2008 Alberta Outdoorsmen.] Copyright © 2008 Don H. Meredith, All Rights Reserved. Back in 2000, I wrote a series of columns in the Alberta Outdoorsmen, “Is Angling at a Crossroads?” that created … Continue reading

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