Carleton University surveys anglers’ fishing habits

Carleton University biologist Dr. Steven Cooke said he was expecting the pandemic to have more of an impact on domestic angling behaviour, but was pleased at fish health.

OTTAWA - Anyone who has cast a line in search of a fish in the last year—whether they only went out a couple of times or spend every weekend flogging the water—is asked to participate in an angler survey to assess the impacts of COVID-19 on recreational fishing as part of an effort to better inform the government’s response to a possible second wave of the pandemic.

“A lot of people seem to al...

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