Fishing has long been a favorite pastime for folks in the land of 10,000 lakes. And fishing remains a hobby – and a skill – we pass down to our children and grandchildren. My kids love spending time at grandma and grandpa’s place on the lake, throwing a line off the dock to see what they can catch.
But, over time, what we can catch, and where we can catch fish that can be safely consumed, has changed. Things like pollution, warming waters, and changing shorelines can greatly affect the health and habitats of the fish below the surface.
Dr. Gretchen Hansen, Assistant Professor of Fisheries Ecology at the University of Minnesota
Gary Markfort, Angler
(Scholarly article) Widespread deoxygenation of temperate lakes
(Report on the scholarly article) World’s Lakes Losing Oxygen Rapidly As Planet Warms – Biodiversity and Drinking Water Quality Threatened
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