Despite toxic algae blooms, fish from Lake Erie are safe to eat, according to early results of a study from The Ohio State University. Researchers have finished one year of the study into how harmful algae affects walleye, yellow perch and white perch, said Jay Martin, professor of ecological engineering at OSU’s department of food, agricultural and biological engineering. To read the article, click here.
Dr. Jay Martin is part of a team of scientists studying the western part of Lake Erie and the Maumee River, from which the most amount of phosphorus floods into the lake. Data indicate that the lake could experience an 85 percent increase in blooms that stretch 117 square miles or larger. Click here to read the article published in The Columbus Dispatch.