The tall limestone cliffs and turquoise water of the Bruce Peninsula provide a variety of recreational opportunities for residents and visitors alike. Credit: Scott Parker
Sharing information on Best Management Practices is an important part of collaboration between the individuals, communities, watershed groups and governmental agencies at work for Lake Huron. Credit: BPBA
Exposed limestone bluffs at Cave Point, Bruce Peninsula.
Rocky islands of eastern Georgian Bay. Photo credit: Ellen Perschbacher
Southern Ontario agriculture along Lake Huron’s southeast shore. Credit: Daniel Holm Photography
Sand beach and dune complexes are found along the southeastern shores, such as those pictured here near Pinery Provincial Park. Credit: Daniel Holm Photography
Lake Huron waters support a thriving agricultural sector, particularly in the southeastern portion of the watershed. Credit: Daniel Holm Photography
Volunteers engaged in stream restoration efforts in a Lake Huron tributary. Photo credit: MSIA
Rocky islands of eastern Georgian Bay. Photo credit: Ellen Perschbacher
The St. Marys River flows from Lake Superior to Lake Huron, contributing 8 billion liters/hour to the receiving basin in Lake Huron. Photo credit: Mark Chambers

Fisheries Stewardship Framework for Eastern Georgian Bay

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The Georgian Bay Biosphere is actively working with partners along the eastern coast of Georgian Bay to explore the collaborative development of a fisheries stewardship framework for the coast. This is an attempt to discern key needs, understand different roles, and where we can find ways of supporting each other in the variety of work we anticipate is needed for fisheries stewardship.

The choice to focus on fisheries is an important one. Healthy fisheries are an integral part of the regional identity, having importance for sustenance, culture, the economy, and so much more. Furthermore, with fisheries as the focus, there is an obvious need to examine the larger aquatic ecosystem including not only fish habitat, but the lower food web and water quality more broadly. Fish provide a meaningful way for the public to think about and engage with water quality issues.

Nearest city or town: Eastern Georgian Bay
Project start date: May 1, 2020

Project focus: Combination of Education, Restoration, and Monitoring
Project contact: Katrina Krievins

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