One thing you can do - as a visiting angler - is (in case you do ever decide to chase Atlantics) choose a lodge that pledges live release. Part of the problem with the negotiations with Greenland is that it's pretty hard to present a convincing argument when your own people at home are still killing fish. Granted, finally this year we have taken steps in that direction (with NB and NS going live release only) but that's in large part due to the abysmal season we had in 2014, not really for leverage in negotiations w/ Greenland.Any updates from the meeting that took place last week? Not my fishery, but what can we do to help? We need to be helping each other when issues arise. Together, we can be a strong lobby.
You get a passport from the country you're born in, not the places you travel to. Not that I believe these fish actually belong to us, but they are ours to take care as our all the natural resources that are on Canadian soil, migratory or not.I hate to agree with Chris, but you maybe right on the fact about seeing the end of the Atlantic Salmon. For various reasons, the situation is quite dire in many countries, such as Norway, Scotland & Ireland. Not to mention Spain & France, where it is all but extinct.
The NASF has taken a more sensible approach in meeting the local populace in different countries, by raising funds to offset their loss of income.
You raised a good philosophical point: Why is it "your fish" ? Is it because they are spawn in Canadian rivers ? To that extent, should you not be compensating the Greenlanders for raising them in their waters? Why is it not their fish if they grow up around Greenland ?
Take that to the philosophy department of any University, and you'll probably have them occupied for years on end...
Really ? 1st and secondary research on GOOGLE will get you the answer you are so dearly looking for . Of course you must join the ASF and/or FQSA and peruse their journals . NASCO and NASF also have the answer you are looking for .Where is the evidence in Atlantic Canada that open pen salmon rearing is a problem with wild stock populations? Give me a reference to a creditable study.