Fishing tales often include exaggerations about the sizes or numbers caught. Rather than embellishment, the story of declining fisheries in the Great Lakes is one about how changes in the shallow, nearshore areas affect the deep, offshore regions and important fish populations.
Aquatic Invasive Species
The vast majority of grass carp in the Great Lakes basin are reproducing in Ohio’s Maumee and Sandusky rivers, a recent study has found.
The Great Lakes are different today than they were in the past, thanks to invasive species, changes in land use and climate change.
If you haven’t listened to “Teach Me About the Great Lakes” yet, you’re missing a podcast featuring a quirky host and fun, knowledgeable guests talking about important science and Great Lakes topics.
This year, for the first time, the AquaHacking Challenge has come to western Canada, focused on the transboundary waters of the Okanagan basin.
The IJC has completed the first phase of a project to recommend water quality objectives and alert levels for the Rainy-Lake of the Woods water system.
Deteriorating dams in Great Lakes tributaries have increased the need to develop strategies that allow native and desirable fish to pass but block or remove invasive or undesirable fish.
For the second year in a row, groups in Michigan are laying down barriers and traps to try and keep invasive rusty crayfish away from vulnerable lake trout and whitefish eggs.