Twenty-three-foot long Saildrone solar-powered sailboards are out on Lake Superior now recording data on populations of small fish like whitefish, herring and smelt. It’s part of a three-year project across the Great Lakes to see what larger research boats may have been missing under water. Read the full story by the Duluth News Tribune. Read…
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 […]
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.
Piles of dead alewives – tiny, silvery fish – are lining the beaches of Lake Michigan, rolling in wave by wave. Read the full story by WGBA – TV – Green Bay, WI. Read the full story Tags: fish, Daily News, Michigan
The salmon were chunky, the bait fish plentiful and about as many people fished the Chantry Chinook Salmon Derby this year as in pre-COVID times, derby chair Mike Hahn said Sunday. Top fish were caught by Mark Aljoe of Durham, with his 26.44-pound Chinook salmon on Aug. 1, and by Gaige Jackson of Saugeen Shores, […]
One of my favourite Thai salads is a version that features unripe mangos and shrimp.
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.
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…
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 […]
Researchers from the University of Waterloo’s Department of Biology have been studying the water quality of Southampton’s Fairy Lake.
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…
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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