The Ottawa River Fisheries Association is confident that it will be able to catch its first fish this year, despite heavy snowstorms and the fact that the province and federal governments have been cutting back on fishing in recent years.article continues below “We’ve been on a fishing binge, but we’re not in that bad of a spot,” said Bob Smith, president of the Ottawa River Conservation Society.
“The big issue we’ve had is that the waters of the river have dried up.
We’ve been looking at how to do our job, how to use the rivers resources in a more sustainable way, but there’s still a lot of fish left in the river, and we want to make sure we get those fish.””
So, we’ve been doing a little bit of a trial run this year.
We’ve been looking at how to do our job, how to use the rivers resources in a more sustainable way, but there’s still a lot of fish left in the river, and we want to make sure we get those fish.”
The federal government has been cutting down on fishing on the Ottawa, including reducing the number of vessels and restrictions on how much bait and gear can be brought in to the river.
However, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency says it has no reports of any incidents of toxic contamination in the water.
The Canadian Conservation Foundation, which is representing the Ottawa group, says the government is only doing a “little bit” to address the problems with the river’s fishery.
“The problem is, they’ve only got one river, the Ottawa.
And that river is pretty polluted,” said Paul Boulanger, president and CEO of the Canadian Conservation Federation.
“There’s no way of controlling what happens in the Ottawa with no controls.”
In an email to CBC News, a spokeswoman for Fisheries and Oceans Canada told CBC News that the department is committed to the work of the organization, which includes “the collection, analysis, and monitoring of fish populations and other environmental conditions.”
“We continue to provide ongoing support to the Ottawa-based fishery through the use of equipment, training and monitoring,” the email said.