The Lake Huron and Georgian Bay aquatic ecosystem has experienced profound changes to the composition and dynamics of its fish communities. This presentation reviews the historic legacy of changes in the lake. It highlights the ongoing proliferation of invasive exotic species, habitat alteration and climate change – but also looks at tentative steps towards native species recovery.
Arunas Liskauskas is a management biologist with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. He has monitored and assessed fish community health in Lake Huron, and conducted public liaison on fisheries management. He was the lead writer for the Lake Huron Environmental Objectives report.