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What is Sustainable Fishing in British Columbia?

What is Sustainable Fishing in British Columbia?

Eagle Nook Resort is located in Barkley Sound, one of British Columbia’s premier destinations for salmon and halibut fishing. This area is known for species including Pacific Halibut, Chinook Salmon, and Coho Salmon. We are thrilled to welcome guests from around the world to experience the beauty of this place while reeling in these incredible fish. Of course, with great opportunity comes great responsibility. We want to ensure this region is protected and that future generations will be able to experience and enjoy this sacred place. Eagle Nook Resort takes the responsibility of being a sustainable fishing ally very seriously, and we hope all our guests will as well. Whether you are joining us in Barkley Sound for an incredible all-inclusive fishing experience or visiting a BC lake near you, we hope that you will consider the impact you are having on the marine ecosystem and act as a responsible and sustainable fisher. Keep reading to learn more about how you can ensure you are protecting your fishing environment.

How are my actions impacting the habitat and environment of the fish in the region?

One of the most important things we can all do as fishing enthusiasts and recreational fishers; is to be mindful of our impact. Every action we take has an impact on our surrounding environment. The simple act of being mindful of that impact and doing everything in your power to minimize the impact on the marine environment is a step in the right direction.

Am I following the regional regulations and limits?

We understand that it can be tempting to keep on reeling in those fish when they are biting, but regional fishing regulations and limits are in place for a reason. If we are all mindful and respectful of these limits and regulations, future generations will be able to experience the same joy and relaxation that we do when we are out on the water.

Are my actions negatively impacting at-risk or endangered species?

This is an especially important consideration. There is no excuse for violating regulations and protections put in place for protecting at-risk or endangered species. As the saying goes, there are plenty of fish in the sea, there is no need to exploit at-risk fish populations for recreational enjoyment.

Am I respecting the fish by taking only what I need and utilizing as much of that fish as possible?

If you are taking your fish home with you, in accordance with local fishing regulations, please respect that animal and the nourishment it is providing to you. By being mindful of how many fish you are taking home and how you will use them, we can all ensure that marine ecosystems can continue to thrive.

Is my boat negatively impacting the environment because of chemical leaks or a lack of maintenance?

Regular maintenance of your boat or marine vehicles will not only provide longevity for your machinery but will ensure that your boat is not inadvertently harming the marine life in the area. Ensure your marine vehicle is not leaking toxic chemicals into the water.

At Eagle Nook Resort, we love fishing. We believe that if we all play our part, this amazing pastime will be shared with future generations so that they may share in our enjoyment. At Eagle Nook Resort we ensure the regular maintenance and care of our watercrafts, ensuring our impact on the water and marine ecosystems is as minimal as possible.

Please be mindful of your impact on the environment and the water you so greatly enjoy.

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