Paul Sullivan, Division Manager from the Sea Lamprey Control Centre, paid a visit to the ONNtv Studios to talk about the influence of sea lampreys on the Great Lakes.
Parasitic pests, sea lampreys attach to fish and feed on their blood. One single lamprey can destroy up to 40 pounds of fish during its adult lifetime. This is hugely damaging to fish in our lakes including lake trout, salmon, rainbow trout, brown trout, whitefish, yellow perch, burbot, walleye, catfish, and even sturgeon.
The U.S and Canadian governments work together to control sea lampreys, coordinate research, and improve the fishery.
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