Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute (MTRI)

Thomas Sweeney's Projects

Invasive Fish

Invasive fish species, such as the Chain Pickerel and Smallmouth Bass, are a growing problem in Nova Scotia’s waterways and threaten many native species. Since 2020, MTRI has been working with the Nova Scotia Salmon Association to get to know the role that anglers play in the spread of invasive species. We have developed a list of ways that anglers can help stop the spread from reporting illegal behaviour to promoting lesser-known sustainable fishing practices. MTRI is continuing to reach out to anglers and spread awareness of just how serious a risk invasive fish pose, and what we can do to stop them. 

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