Bandshell planned for Bluewater Park in Wiarton

Plans are in the works to erect a bandshell at Bluewater Park in Wiarton. At its meeting on Aug. 2, South Bruce Peninsula council gave approval for the construction of the bandshell in an area of the park near an old fish cleaning hut now used as a storage shed just off William Street. The […]

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The Catch: Whitefish recruitment

The Catch: Whitefish recruitment

Broadcasting in our monthly PBS television program, The Catch is a Great Lakes Now series that brings you more news about the lakes you love. Go beyond the headlines with reporters from around the region who cover the lakes and drinking water issues. Find all the work HERE.

This month, The Catch features a look at how scientists are studying how well whitefish are surviving to adulthood in the Great Lakes.

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Great Lakes Moment: Students help save sturgeon

Great Lakes Moment: Students help save sturgeon

The nonprofit organization called Sturgeon for Tomorrow and a team of U.S. and Canadian fishery biologists have been working together for seven years on the Sturgeon-in-the-Classroom program to engage students through community or citizen science and help reintroduce lake sturgeon in Great Lakes tributaries where they once thrived.

Brief history of lake sturgeon

In the late 1600s and early 1700s, French explorers and voyageurs noted that the waters from Lake Huron to Lake Erie teemed with lake sturgeon.

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is lake superior producing more big lake trout

Is Lake Superior producing more big lake trout?

This year’s annual Minnesota Department of Natural Resources fish survey of Lake Superior found a strong lake trout population and is a good sign of the lake’s reclaimed productivity after decades of damage caused by blood-sucking sea lamprey that are now being controlled. Read the full story by the Duluth News Tribune. Read the full…

Big fish expected as Chantry Chinook Classic heats up

The Lake Huron Fishing Club’s Chantry Chinook Classic Salmon Debry was being led by a 20.97-pound chinook salmon as of Thursday afternoon. The leading fish caught by Paul Hock was weighed in at 9:50 p.m. Tuesday evening at the Port Elgin Habour. The second and third place salmon as of Thursday afternoon, weighing in at […]

fish survey nets to be placed in st marys river

Fish survey nets to be placed in St. Marys River

Member agencies of the St. Marys River Fisheries Task Group will conduct a fish community survey of the entire St. Marys River during August. The St. Marys River is a connecting channel between Lake Superior and Lake Huron. The survey work will cover many locations along the 70-mile-long river, from the upper river near Brimley…

Salmon fingerlings released into the Sydenham Thursday

Thousands of Chinook salmon fingerlings, each no longer a pen, gushed out of a tank as they were poured into the Sydenham River in Harrison Park Thursday. There were about 70,000 in all, deposited in batches of about 10,000, raised in the Sydenham Sportsmen’s Association fish hatchery at the bottom of the Creamery Hill. The […]

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