Lake Ontario's Waterkeeper raises concern over fish health

Why the feds need to investigate the threat of plastic microbeads—now

Outdoor Canada is pleased to present Blue Fish Radio—podcasts about the future of fish and fishing in Canada. The program, produced and hosted by Lawrence Gunther, is dedicated to sharing first-hand angling knowledge, scientific discoveries and supporting local champions who protect and enhance their waters.

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Lake Ontario Waterkeeper founder Mark Mattson (above) is concerned over the increasing amount of plastic microbeads found in the lake, and what it means for fish health. Waterkeeper, along with other groups want the federal government to investigate whether microbeads should be classified as a toxic substance.

In addition, Mattson talks to Lawrence about The Watermark Project which is gathering local knowledge in the form of people’s personal water stories, and other projects designed to reconnect people with their water in positive ways. Hear why Mattson thinks such personal connections are essential to ensure the sustainable use of our rivers and lakes.

To hear the interview now, press PLAY below. To download this podcast to your device, go to the Blue Fish Radio home page.

Listen to "Mark Mattson Lake Ontario Waterkeeper" on Spreaker.

Learn more about the Lake Ontario Waterkeeper program and the microplasticss threat.

 

Blue Fish Radio's Lawrence Gunther 

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Blue Fish Radio is produced and hosted by Ottawa-based Lawrence Gunther, North America's only totally blind professional tournament angler, a popular motivational speaker and a celebrated conservationist. A lifelong outdoorsman, Lawrence has caught fish from coast to coast in Canada, and used his expertise in navigation technology to develop the world’s first Blind Fishing Boat. For more about Lawrence Gunther, visit his website.