Pet fish pose potential lake problems

Read the full story in the Detroit News.

From his commercial fishing boat in Lake Erie, Nathan Newsome has seen all kinds of fish. And he will be the first to say he has an eye for something that doesn’t belong in Michigan waters.

From thousands of goldfish to varieties such as carp, the Great Lakes are full of invasive and non-invasive species — especially those apparently put there by pet owners who think there is no harm in freeing them into the state’s streams, rivers or lakes.

Author: Laura B.

I'm the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center's Sustainability Information Curator, which is a fancy way of saying embedded librarian. I'm also Executive Director of the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable. When not writing for Environmental News Bits, I'm an avid reader. Visit Laura's Reads to see what I'm currently reading.

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