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Shimano’s Phil Morlock Receives Sportfishing Industry Award

Peterborough, ON – Phil Morlock, Vice President of Government Affairs and Advocacy for Shimano, was awarded top honours today from the Canadian Sportfishing Industry Association (CSIA). President Kim Rhodes presented Morlock with the CSIA President’s Award at the Toronto Sportsmen’s Show Thursday morning. The President’s Award is given to an individual who engages in advocacy and leadership in support of [...]

By | March 27th, 2019|News & Issues|0 Comments

Phil Morlock to testify to Standing Committee re: Marine Protected Areas

       For Immediate Release May 1, 2017 Ottawa, Ont. – The Canadian Sportfishing Industry Association’s Government Affairs Chair Phil Morlock will testify to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans on Tuesday, May 2nd. At 8:45 a.m. Morlock will address the committee regarding their review of Marine Protected Areas (MPA’s). [...]

By | May 4th, 2017|News & Issues|0 Comments

Letter to ECCC Minister McKenna: Lead Fishing Tackle Study

DOWNLOAD AN OFFICIAL COPY January 10, 2017 Hon. Catherine McKenna Minister of Environment & Climate Change 200 Sacré -Coeur Boulevard Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0H3 Dear Minister McKenna, Re: Follow up to my letter of August 23, 2016 I wrote to you last August on behalf of the Canadian Sportfishing Industry Association to request a copy [...]

By | January 24th, 2017|news, News & Issues|0 Comments

Canadian Sportfishing Industry Association AGM – Agenda

2016 Annual General Meeting of The Canadian Sportfishing Industry Association and The Canadian National Sportfishing Foundation Took place on Thursday March 17th, 2016  

By | February 24th, 2016|news, News & Issues, Upcoming events|0 Comments

Letter to the Honourable Hunter Tootoo Minister of Department of Fisheries and Oceans

DOWNLOAD AN OFFICIAL COPY The Honourable Hunter Tootoo Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6 December 4, 2015 Dear Minister Tootoo: On behalf of the Canadian Sportfishing Industry Association, we congratulate you on your appointment to the Prime Minister’s Cabinet as Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and [...]

By | December 16th, 2015|news, News & Issues|0 Comments

Golf Fore Fish 2015

Thank you to everyone who came out to Glen Eagle Golf Course on June 3, 2015! We appreciate your contributions to support the CSIA and National Fishing Week. See you next year!

By | June 5th, 2015|News & Issues|0 Comments


Download the PDF March 3, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ottawa, Ontario: The Outdoor Caucus Association of Canada is calling on all hunters, anglers, sport shooters and trappers to make an important difference for the future of these outdoor heritage activities by supporting passage of Bill C-655. Recently introduced by Parliamentary Outdoor Caucus Founder M.P. Garry [...]

By | March 4th, 2015|News & Issues|0 Comments

Canadian Manufacturer’s Excise Tax

The concept of establishing a Canadian manufacturer’s Excise Tax on fishing tackle and gear, guns, ammunition and hunting equipment to fund fish and wildlife conservation is being advanced by some fish and wildlife organizations. The successful U.S. examples of fish and wildlife programs funded by the Dingell – Johnson Sport Fish Restoration Act / Wallop-Breaux [...]

By | February 8th, 2014|News & Issues|0 Comments

Projected Impact of Changes to the General Preferential Tariff Program for Recreational Fishing Imports

Background In the early 1970s, the U.N. promoted a foreign-aid concept aimed at helping the poorest nations of the world increase and diversify their exports of manufactured goods through better access to western consumers.  Most major developed countries developed such programs; Canada established the General Preferential Tariff (GPT) in 1974.  GPT tariff rates are lower [...]

By | February 7th, 2014|News & Issues|0 Comments

Annual General Meeting, Friday February 7th, 8:30am, Direct Energy Centre in Toronto

All members of the CSIA are invited to attend our AGM. Once again, Board Member Walter Oster has kindly arranged a meeting room at the Toronto Sportsmen Show prior to Friday’s show hours. We hope you can join us.

By | January 30th, 2014|news|Comments Off on Annual General Meeting, Friday February 7th, 8:30am, Direct Energy Centre in Toronto