Aquatic Invasive Species
There are more than 180 nonnative species in the Great Lakes, and the rate of new ones entering the Great Lakes has slowed to a crawl since 2006. Still, those already in the water have been hitching rides with recreational boaters and kayakers.
Now more than ever, it’s time to embrace binational cooperation to ensure that the waters and people of the Great Lakes basin are healthy.
This broadcast will be live from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET Thursday, December 10, 2020. The broadcast will be available on-demand at this link immediately afterwards. For the report and more information visit ijc.org/en/2020-TAP-Report.
The IJC’s first Triennial Assessment of Progress report was released in November 2017, as well as a Highlights report, a Technical Appendix and a Summary of Public Comment Appendix.
Anyone who’s watched fish swim around an aquarium for even a short amount of time knows it’s quite fascinating.
Fishing tales often include exaggerations about the sizes or numbers caught. Rather than embellishment, the story of declining fisheries in the Great Lakes is one about how changes in the shallow, nearshore areas affect the deep, offshore regions and important fish populations.
The vast majority of grass carp in the Great Lakes basin are reproducing in Ohio’s Maumee and Sandusky rivers, a recent study has found.
The Great Lakes are different today than they were in the past, thanks to invasive species, changes in land use and climate change.