Aquatic habitats in the Georgian Bay

Submitted by: Larry J. Ferris, MNO Georgian Bay Métis Council Chair

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MNO Georgian Bay Council Harvesters placing one of seven new fish habitats in the Georgian Bay.

For the past three years the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Georgian Bay Métis Council Harvesters have been hard at work with a project that will help the future aquatic ecosystems of the Georgian Bay.

Most recently, on May 26, the MNO Georgian Bay Council Harvesters and partners created seven new fish habitats in the Georgian Bay in hopes to preserve the regions fish populations.

The newly created habitats will provide cover for small fish allowing them to reach maturity. The MNO Georgian Bay Métis Council Harvesters and partners plan to add an additional 20 habitats this fall. There has also been discussion on placing underwater cameras to monitor the habitats effectiveness.

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Map of the newly created fish habitats.

The project is in partnership with the Georgian Bay Bassmasters, 1st Wye Marsh Scouts, the North Simcoe Anglers and Hunters Conservation Club Inc., the University of Toronto and the Severn Sound Environmental Association.

 

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