On Canada’s coasts, iconic salmon travel hundreds or even thousands of kilometres between salty oceans and freshwater bodies to complete their life cycles. Perch, pike and pickerel ply the waters of our many marvellous lakes. Sly trout and prehistoric sturgeon lurk in creeks and rushing rivers. Fish—and the waters they call home—are vital to Indigenous cultures and communities, and to the commercial fisheries and angling activities that support local economies across the country. Given their importance, we should be doing everything we can to ensure healthy fish populations.