The Great Lakes Fishery

The Great Lakes region constitutes the largest continuous mass of freshwater in the world. In fact, these lakes, shared by both the United States and Canada, have supported one of the world's largest freshwater fisheries for over 100 years. Ontario has been Canada's primary producer of freshwater fish, but it is much less significant than the Canadian marine fisheries. Other provinces, such as Nova Scotia have steadily increased their marine catch value to over 5 times the value of Ontario's fishery. Since the fishery began on the Great Lakes, it has been the largest single supplier of freshwater fish in Canada.