Wednesday, August 26, 2015


People have been asking for some information on the electrofishing activities that TRCA (Toronto Region Conservation Authority) conducts in Sam Smith Park. The TRCA crew were seen in the inner bay earlier this summer.

Over the past 25 years, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) has been extensively involved with the investigation and management of fish communities within TRCA's watersheds.

Electrofishing is a non-lethal method of collecting fish which allows the quick and efficient sampling of a variety of habitats and locations. TRCA's fisheries work has been integral to many projects and programs. Fisheries data provides a critical understanding of ecological conditions associated with TRCA's project sites.

Under the regulatory requirements of both the provincial and federal governments, many projects would not be approved or proceed without this understanding. These ongoing fisheries investigations have contributed to a database of knowledge that has also been instrumental in developing habitat restoration projects and plans.

For more information, click here for a full report on these activities.
The Watershed Monitoring and Reporting team
The Watershed Monitoring and Reporting team
The Watershed Monitoring and Reporting team

TRCA has been monitoring fish in and around Sam Smith Park since 1989. Here is a is a surprisingly long list of the species they have found there in each successive year.

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