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“Lake Winnipeg is not dead”: expert on zebra mussels

"While zebra mussels are a growing concern on Lake Winnipeg and neighboring bodies of water, one local researcher says that doesn’t mean people should throw up their hands and say it’s a lost cause. “Zebra mussels invaded Lake Erie in 1986, they are still there….and the fishery in Lake Erie is doing very well,” Scott Higgins said. “Water quality has some issues in western Lake Erie, partially it’s related to zebra mussels but in large parts it’s not. Many of these are the same problems we face in Lake Winnipeg.”"

November 19, 2015