OFAH raising awareness of invasive species
Invading species. They’re one of the greatest threats to ecosystems in the Great Lakes. You can learn more about this threat to Canada’s Great Lakes by visiting the Invading Species Awareness Program operated by the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. In the Great Lakes, the charge of invasive species is being led by zebra mussels, quagga mussels, spiny water flea, sea lamprey and round gobies which are aggressive and spread rapidly to the the point where they can out-compete natives species for food. The risk is these invasive species will use their Great Lakes foothold to expand their reach to many inland lakes across the country (zebra mussels have already reached many major inland lakes).