Fishing: Essential During a Time of Worry

The Canadian National Sportfishing Foundation (CNSF) is encouraging Canadians to practice social distancing this summer by going fishing.

National Fishing Week is July 4 to July 12, 2020. It is designed to help Canadians experience the thrill of this centuries-old pastime.

There are an abundance of lakes, rivers, and oceans available to Canadians. This makes fishing an easy activity that has social distancing built right in.

“Fishing has a positive impact on mental wellness. This is something that’s crucial during the Covid-19 pandemic,” says Mike Melnik, Managing Director of the CNSF. “It’s also an important local food source for countless Canadians.”

The CNSF is encouraging Canadians to fish responsibly by practicing social distancing, fishing close to home, and shopping locally.

To find out more about National Fishing Week, visit

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