Fishing Haida Gwaii

More than 2,700 pounds of fish hit the scales at OMVC Food Fishing Derby

More than 2,700 pounds of fish hit the scales at OMVC Food Fishing Derby

Derby weigh-in took place July 5 at CBI Fisheries in Masset; prizes awarded for largest catch

 

Fisheries and Oceans Canada confirmed on April 14, 2020 that the dive charter for the annual Haida Gwaii herring stock assessment had been cancelled due to COVID-19, replaced with surface surveys instead. (Wikimedia Commons photo)

Dive charter for Haida Gwaii herring stock assessment cancelled due to COVID-19

DFO says dives replaced with surface surveys as a contingency for the 2020 assessment

 

The MPT (Marine Planning Team) that represents commercial fishing said while the government data is extensive, it does not fully take into account changing demographics and history of the fishing industry. (Shannon Lough photo)

Commercial fishing concerns over marine protected areas

Fishermen of the Northern Shelf Bioregion seek solutions through consultations

 

A tugboat was used to remove a grounded HaiCo fishing lodge from the east shore of Lina Island last year. The lodges will now be grounded permanently. (HaiCo/Westcoast Resorts photo)

Haida Gwaii sportfishing lodges set to shut down

Tourism company wants to enact experiences more in line with Haida values

A tugboat was used to remove a grounded HaiCo fishing lodge from the east shore of Lina Island last year. The lodges will now be grounded permanently. (HaiCo/Westcoast Resorts photo)
Seine fishers in the Mendenhall River, Alaska. (Courtesy Photo | Tom Moran)

Nothing to stop Alaska from harvesting all sockeye swimming to B.C., says conservation group

“Fisheries in Southeast Alaska have harvested well over a quarter million sockeye salmon”

Seine fishers in the Mendenhall River, Alaska. (Courtesy Photo | Tom Moran)
The Gwaii Haanas Gina ‘Waadluxan KilGuhlGa Land-Sea-People Management Plan was implemented in 2018 to manage the cultural and environmental resources on Haida Gwaii. (Andrew Hudson / Haida Gwaii Observer)

New rules prohibit fishing in Haida waters

Strict protection zones will be in effect to preserve resources in the area

The Gwaii Haanas Gina ‘Waadluxan KilGuhlGa Land-Sea-People Management Plan was implemented in 2018 to manage the cultural and environmental resources on Haida Gwaii. (Andrew Hudson / Haida Gwaii Observer)
John Ismay had the heaviest catch on the day, bringing in a halibut that weighed over 30 pounds. (Archie Stocker Sr. photo)

Masset fishing derby proves to be a catch

All ages participated in the competition to bring in the top salmon and halibut hauls

John Ismay had the heaviest catch on the day, bringing in a halibut that weighed over 30 pounds. (Archie Stocker Sr. photo)
Jaalen Edenshaw with his father Guujaaw and young companion inspecting the grey whale carcass found south of Jungle Beach (Archie Stocker Sr.).

PHOTOS: Stranded grey whale on Jungle Beach

The dead grey whale on Haida Gwaii was reportedly in very bad shape and the stench was overpowering

Jaalen Edenshaw with his father Guujaaw and young companion inspecting the grey whale carcass found south of Jungle Beach (Archie Stocker Sr.).
Northern Haida Gwaii waters declared “critical habitat” for orca

Northern Haida Gwaii waters declared “critical habitat” for orca

Orca know it, and now the DFO does, too — northern resident…

Northern Haida Gwaii waters declared “critical habitat” for orca
Oversoaked crab traps shows need for shared authority: Kitasoo Guardians

Oversoaked crab traps shows need for shared authority: Kitasoo Guardians

Any longer and the crab are likely to die and go to waste.

Oversoaked crab traps shows need for shared authority: Kitasoo Guardians
Rockfish should be released back to depths where the water pressure is strong enough to keep their swim bladders in check. (Ed Bierman/Flickr)

Fishing Haida Gwaii: New fishing regulations and a worrying trend

By Darrell Oike Haawa for all the fish caught this week. More…

  • Jun 1, 2018
Rockfish should be released back to depths where the water pressure is strong enough to keep their swim bladders in check. (Ed Bierman/Flickr)
A school of herring (Dagur Brynjólfsson/Flickr)

Fishing Haida Gwaii: Watching for herring spawn on Haida Gwaii’s west coast

By Darrell Oike Haawa for all the fish caught this week. We…

  • Apr 18, 2018
A school of herring (Dagur Brynjólfsson/Flickr)
Fisheries and Oceans are currently considering on a fishing ban for chinook and sockeye salmon on the North Coast. (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)

Fishing Haida Gwaii: A salmon fisheries collapse is a terrifying thought

By Darrell Oike Haawa for all the fish caught this week. Spring…

  • Mar 23, 2018
Fisheries and Oceans are currently considering on a fishing ban for chinook and sockeye salmon on the North Coast. (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
Not everyone is bound by the DFO’s 133-centimetre maximum length for halibut.

Fishing Haida Gwaii: The halibut that was too BIG

By Darrell Oike Haawa for all the fish caught this week. We…

  • Nov 10, 2017
Not everyone is bound by the DFO’s 133-centimetre maximum length for halibut.
Fishing Haida Gwaii: Naked as a coho, happy as a fish jump

Fishing Haida Gwaii: Naked as a coho, happy as a fish jump

By Darrell Oike Haawa for all the fish caught this week. It…

  • Oct 19, 2017
Fishing Haida Gwaii: Naked as a coho, happy as a fish jump

Fishing Haida Gwaii: Getting a hook on coho and chinook

By Darrell Oike Haawa for all the fish caught this week. After…

  • Sep 8, 2017
Fishing Haida Gwaii: That time on the Tlell

Fishing Haida Gwaii: That time on the Tlell

“Petry Heil!” “Petry Dank!”

  • May 26, 2017
Fishing Haida Gwaii: That time on the Tlell