Solutions for the Long Haul
The CanFish Gear Lending Program is the first lending program for adaptive fishing gear in Canada.
The CanFish Gear Lending Program provides on-demand fishing technologies and supports fish harvesters in their use, allowing fish harvesters to continue fishing in closed areas, training crews on how to use this gear most effectively, and recommendations on the best on-demand gear for your fishery and fishing conditions. Based in Halifax, NS, we support harvesters throughout the Maritimes.
Find out how the gear lending program works and the steps you can take to test gear in your fishery.
Take advantage of our free gear lending program for on-demand gear and gear modifications to see what works for you and your industry.
View other studies being done on gear modifications, review data from on-demand gear trials and access other resources.
820,000+lbs of snow crab catch has been
landed using on-demand gear so far.
This map shows every fisheries cell that has been affected by a closure since they were introduced in 2018. Fish harvesters who use On-Demand Gear such as that lent out by CanFISH are able to continue fishing in all of these closed areas.
Learn more about our upcoming training and view reports from previous events.
CanFish is managed by the Canadian Wildlife Federation and our partners.
Watch videos and read reports about our previous gear trials.