Invasive Fish

A White Perch caught in Sandy Lake in June 2020. Photo contributed by M.C.

White Perch caught in Sandy Lake
Poste on this website, July 4, 2020 It’s a native species but sometimes viewed as an invasive species, usually in landlocked lakes,

Dreaded invasive fish makes its way into Kejimkujik Park
Jenny Cowley · CBC News · Posted: Aug 19, 2018. About Chain Pickerel. “Chain pickerel are known to eat just about anything in the water, including fish, snakes and turtles”

Nova Scotian lakes and rivers in peril
Zack Metcalfe in Halifax Magazine, May 21, 2019

Invasive Fish and Prohibited Bait Species
On Nova Scotia Species-at-Risk website. 6 fish are listed as prohibited bait: Chain Pickerel, Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch, White Perch, Bullhead and Goldfish. Smallmouth Bass and Yellow Perch have been in sandy lake for some time, In June 2020, a White Perch was caught. See post

Concerns over invasive species of fish (Video)
CTV News

NOVA SCOTIA Live Fish Possession Regulations
NS Fisheries and Aquaculture

Aquatic Invasive Species
NS Fisheries and Aquaculture

N.S. targets invasive smallmouth
BY: KRIS HUNTER on Nov 5, 2020 “Inside Nova Scotia’s rapid response to invasive fish in the St. Mary’s watershed”

On Coastal Action