Great Lakes Fish at Risk of Starvation
For every Great Lake except Lake Erie, there is an observed decrease in the fish populations caught in offshore waters. A new report from the International Joint Commission (IJC) looks at the decline in fish populations in the offshore regions of Lakes Huron, Michigan, Ontario and Superior.
Link below to hear senior IJC scientist Dr. Joseph DePinto explain to Lawrence Gunther why the IJC is calling for water quality and fish health agencies to form a Multi-agency cooperative ecosystem monitoring and modeling advisory committee to address the potential collapse of great lakes fish stocks:
Link below to read the IJC report, “Understanding Declining Productivity in the Offshore Regions of the Great Lakes” in which they describe how the problem starts with reutrification of near shore areas brought about by invasive zebra and quaga muscles: https://ijc.org/en/sab/understanding-declining-productivity-offshore-regions-great-lakes