Just below the water’s surface, swim Canada’s native fish species. They’re in lakes, rivers, oceans, and wetlands across the country.
And as they fulfill their life cycles, they’re silently contributing to the diversity of ecosystems, introducing life-giving nutrients into waterways, and providing recreational opportunities for anglers.
However, life for our fish isn’t without its complications.
Disappearing habitat, invasive species, and man-made blockages to spawning grounds, affect native fish species from the British Columbia coast, to Prince Edward Island’s eastern-most shores.
Through research and innovation, Ducks Unlimited Canada scientists and conservation specialists are working to improve the lives of Canada’s best swimmers. Discover how we’re helping safeguard and improve habitats for our native fish species, and how this work benefits waterfowl, wildlife, and you.