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Blue Fish Radio: Why the Mighty St. Lawrence Is Now an Endangered River

Why the St. Lawrence Is an Endangered River

One of Canada’s great waterways—and a trophy fishery—is under threat from outdated flow management  

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 Lee Willbanks (above), who is the official riverkeeper for the Upper St. Lawrence. Willbanks is working hard to have the River removed from the endangered list, and the crucial step is implementation of Plan 2014, developed by the International Joint Commission. Hear how the relatively arcane issue of poor water-flow management has harmed the aquatic habitat, and what it will take to restore the river.

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

And follow the links to find out more about Plan 2014, Save the River and the Waterkeeper Alliance.

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.