Archive for Lake Winnipeg

Lake Winnipeg fish species in ‘grave peril’ due to mismanagement, wildlife group says

Oct. 22, CBC News:

Some Lake Winnipeg fish species are on the brink of extinction due to “decades of mismanagement” of the commercial fishing industry, says the Manitoba Wildlife Federation.

“The issue of declining fish stocks in Lake Winnipeg is a direct result of commercial fishing policies that are not based on science,” said Brian Kotak, managing director of the wildlife federation.

“The harvest levels are unsustainable.”

Commercial fishers are allowed to catch a quota of any of the three main species — walleye, sauger and lake whitefish.

That system encourages intense fishing pressure on whichever species is most in demand, which has meant a heavier focus on walleye for many decades due to market prices, said the federation. Read more.

Sewage S.O.S. Aging wastewater infrastructure is putting our lakes at risk

Check out this fantastic series of articles from the Lake Winnipeg Foundation – April 9, 2018

Out of sight, beneath the ground and behind the walls of industrial plants, a national crisis is growing.

Water and wastewater systems make up approximately 30 percent of Canada’s municipal infrastructure – and, across the nation, these systems are in serious trouble: crumbling due to age, chronically underfunded and increasingly inefficient.

Red River Basin Commission Land & Water International Summit Conference

The Red River Basin Commission invites you to join us in celebrating its 35th Annual Red River Basin Land & Water Summit Conference to be held January 23 – 25, 2018 at the Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg, Manitoba. “Finding Balance: Is There A New Normal In Water Management”.  You can find additional information on conference sessions here.

Neurotoxin found in some Lake Winnipeg algae

CBC News, November 29, 2017 – A new study found a neurotoxin linked to diseases including ALS and Alzheimer’s in blue-green algal blooms in Lake Winnipeg.