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.
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.