1. CAN border restrictions loosening up?
They just extended the non-essential travel restrictions thru July 21, but sounds like things started to “loosen up” on Monday:
> “Canadian citizens and permanent residents who have had a full dose of a coronavirus vaccine approved for use in Canada can skip a 14-day quarantine that has been a requirement since Mar 2020. Eligible air travelers also no longer have to spend their first 3 days in the country at a government-approved hotel.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said plans to fully reopen the border would be announced over the next few weeks….
2. Natural mortality > fishing mortality?
Sounds like it from a study done on bass derbies in IA from 2015-2018.
> “Average total annual mortality was 0.66 with natural mortality representing the largest mortality source (0.57) followed by delayed tournament mortality (0.06), non-tournament angling mortality (0.02), and initial tournament mortality (0.006).
> “Our results reveal both non-tournament and tournament angling mortality are low compared to natural mortality in some lakes. Therefore, cumulative angling mortality likely has minimal population level effects on some bass populations.
> “Our results reveal both non-tournament and tournament angling mortality are low compared to natural mortality in some lakes.”
Of course that’s talking about bass, but still interesting.
3. SK: Registration for the “Vanity Cup” opens July 12.
The champs will take home $100K+ 🤯!
Tyrell Mooney and Michael Copeland took home the mega win(nings) last year on Tobin Lake, SK with a 2-day bag of 48.60 lbs, fattening up their wallets by $114,980 after bonuses, including the top-finishing Lund prizes.