Conservation and Charity Trips
Fishing is a past time that can be enjoyed by all ages and skill levels. Whenever possible, guests are encouraged to practice catch and release techniques. For many species such as wild Coho salmon, bull trout, cutthroat trout and rainbow trout, catch and release in rivers is mandatory. All sturgeon are mandatory catch and release.
Sturgeon Conservation trips
Fraser Legends Fishing Charters supports the conservation efforts that are undertaken and overseen by the Fraser River White Sturgeon Conservation Society. http://www.frasersturgeon.com
All our trips practice special handling techniques that allow the sturgeon to be safely examined, checked for injuries. We will scan the fish and if necessary implant Passive Integrated Transponder (PITT) chips. All catches are recorded for length and weight and general health. Sometimes, special tissue sampling is done to support research by the B.C. Ministry of Environment or the University of British Columbia.
Student Participation Conservation Trips
Students wishing to enter higher education/careers in science, biology, medicine often benefit from the experience gained on sturgeon conservation trips. These are valuable activities to add to resumes and school application forms. These trips are excellent for parents wanting to teach their children about environmental stewardship.
Student Participation Conservation trips may be scheduled by parents, students or teachers as part of their career day or job shadowing curriculum. Trip participants may help by preparing for the trip, fighting the fish, assist with measurement and recording of data, taking scientific field data,photographs and notes and writing reports. We are trained and certified sturgeon tissue samplers and electronic taggers as part of the B.C. Ministry of Environment and Fisheries and Oceans volunteer program. On certain trips, collecting tissue samples or observing the installation of electronic transponders may be done. Conservation trips may spend part or all of the day in areas where little information is known about sturgeon utilization or habitat quality. As such, there may be fewer fish caught than on a regular charter trip. Teachers may inquire for special trip rates for a limited number of trips. In addition to paying trip fees, the students/chaparones should be prepared with camera, note book, their own food and beverage and clothing appropriate for the weather. (See Trip Preparation Page)
Charity Trips; Fraser Legends Fishing charters cares about fish but we care about people as well. Part of our ongoing philosophy is to also give back and give to those in need. We support the following charities and if you are interested in charity trips please feel free to e-mail us and we can discuss how you can give to a worthy cause and enjoy a great day of fishing at the same time. Giving may never have been so much fun! You may also suggest a charity or purchase a trip for charity fund raising purposes.
Charities which we regularly support and you can purchase and/or donate a trip to for fund raising purposes and receive a tax receipt include;
Fraser River White Sturgeon Conservation Society, helps raise fund for the ongoing research and conservation of the great white sturgeon.
Samaritans Purse, helps provide humanitarian, Christmas shoe boxes with gifts and personal items and bring clean drinking water to remote underdeveloped areas.
Canadian Cancer Society, helps provide cancer research and support to victims and their families. http://www.cancer.ca/
Medical Mission in Honduras, Allan and Julianne Wiebe provide nursing and logistical support to a medical mission on the island of Roatan in the Honduras. This charity would be for USA citizens to contribute and receive a tax deductible receipt. See clinicaesperanza.org and
bayislandscommunityhealthcareassociation.org and http://www.juliallanflysouth.com/
Under certain circumstances charitable donations may also be made to the USA registered charities.
Churches, if you think your pastoral staff needs a well earned break or if you want to auction a trip as a fund raiser for a worthy cause, Fraser Legends Fishing is always willing to help. Every year we will donate a limited number of free and half price trips. You need to apply early in the year to be considered for one of these trips.