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Catching Whitefish

The St. Marys River has provided Aboriginal peoples with fish for millennia. It is recognized throughout North America as a prime year-round fishing location. Here you can watch people catching whitefish in the early spring and the fall.

Aboriginal peoples used to use dip nets, (a large net at the end of a long pole) to catch whitefish. Although dip nets are no longer used, it is still common to smoke, dry, or cook whitefish on a stick and eat it on the spot according to traditional practices

Health tip: Having fish in your diet can be a great way to get nutrients your body needs. Fish is an excellent source of Omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for a healthy brain.

Heart Artie Tip: If there is a safe route, biking to school or work is great for you and the environment!