Great Lakes

Fisheries

The largest freshwater system on Earth, the Great Lakes once boasted as many as 150 species of fish in their vast waters. Today, some of those species are gone forever while the populations of others are greatly reduced. Native Great Lakes fish populations face serious threats from aquatic invasive species, degraded habitat, pollution and obstructions that block fish passage. The Nature Conservancy is working with universities, natural resource managers and public agencies to restore self-sustaining populations of whitefish and other native fish to the Great Lakes, which will result in a more diverse fishery.



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