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Some local restaurant owners believe there’s something fishy about catches from Lake Erie

The advent of spring and summer means we can now look for perch, walleye and our other favorite Lake Erie fish on local restaurant menus. The warmer months also introduce to the lake raw sewage after heavy storms, phosphorus runoff from fertilizer and algae blooms, exacerbating a decades-long problem of environmental degradation caused by pollution from heavy industry, agriculture and human negligence. Read more here 09:28

The International Joint Commission seeks tough rules to reduce Lake Erie algae

The U.S. and Canada should crack down on sources of phosphorus runoff blamed for a rash of harmful algae blooms on Lake Erie, an advisory agency said Thursday. The algae produce harmful toxins and contribute to oxygen-deprived “dead zones” where fish cannot survive. [email protected]  09:53