Kalli Hawkins
WTIP Outdoor News Podcast

Fish Consumption From Lakes Near Lake Superior And BWCA

Many WTIP listeners were alarmed when a recent study found that wild caught, freshwater fish in the United States are far more contaminated with the toxic chemicals than commercially caught fish in oceans. The reports said the highest levels of the toxic chemicals known as PFAS were being found in fish from the Great Lakes.

However, did the study apply to Lake Superior and Minnesota’s North Shore? Did it apply to lakes in the nearby Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness?

To learn more, WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs spoke with Cory Goldsworthy, the Lake Superior area fisheries supervisor for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, about ongoing research state agencies are currently doing to learn more about levels of PFAS in Lake Superior fish. The Outdoor News Podcast team also spoke with Summer Streets, a research biologist for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to get the details.

Spoiler alert: It’s okay to eat fish from the BWCA and Lake Superior. Listen to this week’s episode to get the details.