Bad Harvest - the troubled Great Lakes fishery
As environmental advocates, we encourage people to get to know Lake Ontario. But some parts of the lake are so polluted that touching the water or eating the fish that lived there can be a health risk. We do not want to overemphasize the risk, because it scares people away. And where communities are afraid of the lake, the lake suffers. But we also don’t want to hide the risks. It’s important to protect public health. And it’s crucial to talk about the places we want to restore and to point fingers at the people who took away swimmability or fishability in the first place. So what’s an environmentalist to do? That’s the focus of this week’s episode of Living at the Barricades.
Our guests this week include Lake Ontario Waterkeeper Boat Captain Colin Mosier, author Dave Dempsey, and biologist from the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters Jeremy Holden.