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Blue Fish Radio: Facing Challenges and Finding Solutions to Protect Lake of the Woods

Ontario's Other Great Lake is Under Threat, and Its Stewards Need Our Support

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

Ontario’s other great lake, Lake of the Woods, is a world-renowned sportfishing destination. However, the lake is also experiencing a number of water quality and fisheries challenges, including algae blooms (above), invasive species and pollution. Commercial, subsistence and recreational fishing are being impacted, and the drinking water quality of surrounding communities, and even Winnipeg, is being compromised.

In this episode of Blue Fish Radio, host Lawrence Gunther talks to Dr. Glenn Benoy, of the International Joint Commission. The IJC, which regulates shared us-Canadian waters, is one of several U.S. and Canadian organizations rallying behind Lake of the Woods. Benoy discusses a proposed partnership of like-minded organizations seeking support for an ambitious five-year $8.4 million strategy to ensure the lake’s future.

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