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Kasich in town for Fish Ohio

Gov. John Kasich kicked off the 34th Governor’s Fish Ohio Day by joining anglers for a day of fishing on Lake Erie Wednesday morning. Fish Ohio Day promotes the positive impacts of Lake Erie sport fishing and tourism on the region’s economy. Ohio has an $800 million sport fishery industry and a $10 billion tourist industry. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Wildlife was a sponsor of Fish Ohio Day as well as Lake Erie Shores and Islands-West and the Lake Erie Charter Boat Association. Nineteen charter boats participated in the event this year.
ODNR Director James Zehringer joined the governor in fishing on Lake Erie today. Zehringer reinforced that Lake Erie is not only important to northern Ohio, but to the entire state. He shared that Lake Erie fisheries have been sustained for decades, and Kasich and ODNR are committed to ensuring Ohio’s fisheries are sustainable for the future.

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Duck Drop, Chemo Crawl coming up

Going to the island or need a day at Monsoon Lagoon to cool off? Then support the American Cancer Society by purchasing a duck for the second annual Duck Drop to be held at 11 a.m. Aug. 18 at Monsoon Lagoon.  Your $10 duck purchase will give you a choice of a one-day Waterpark Pass to Monsoon Lagoon or a Round Trip Ferry Ticket to Put-in-Bay on the Miller Boat Line. All ducks will be dropped into the lazy river at Monsoon Lagoon and the first to finish wins the grand prize of $700. Second is $500 and third will be $300 worth of local gift certificates.  Last year it took 4 minutes for the ducks to race around the lazy river.

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Forecast predicts mild Harmful Algal Bloom

The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science issued the first-ever seasonal harmful algal bloom forecast for Lake Erie at an all-day press event Thursday at Ohio State University’s Stone Laboratory. The forecast predicts a mild bloom, similar to conditions last seen in 2007 and about one-tenth the size of last year’s bloom.
“A mild bloom is great news for this year,” said Dr. Jeffrey Reutter, Director of Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Laboratory. “But this is happening because we’re in a drought, not because phosphorus loading to Lake Erie has improved. If we have a real wet spring in 2013, we could be right back to where we were.”

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