Global News: Research scaled to support walleye population

“The walleye species is the number one sport fish in the northern U.S. and Canada,” says John Grace owner of the Old Post Lodge, noting that the livelihood of fishing lodges — which are big business in Northern Ontario — depends on maintaining a healthy walleye population. “If we weren’t stocking the walleye and continually managing the populations in areas where there’s more human interaction, we would definitely lose them.”

So when fishing guide and Mitacs research intern Ayden Ricker-Held approached him with an innovative idea to help conserve the popular fish, John was quick to jump on board.

The idea is to better understand the natural offshore feeding habits and movement of the walleye in Lake St. Joseph, which are thriving, so that environmentalists can replicate the habitat elsewhere where the fish are declining.



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