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Blue Fish Radio: Hear Why This Ontario Scientist Captured 8,000 Minnows

A Conversation with Scientist Matt Windle

What he learned about habitat and behavior will help every angler

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.

In this episode of Blue Fish Radio, Lawrence Gunther talks to fisheries biologist and PhD candidate Matt Windle, of Cornwall, Ontario’s St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences. As part of a recent research project, Windle trapped some 8,000 natural and invasive baitfish, to study their habitat, health and more. What he learned reveals a lot about the sustainability of larger predator fish (that is, the gamefish we like to catch.)

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

Learn more about the St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences.

Lawrence Gunther

Lawrence Gunther

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.

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