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Mississippi River Hydroelectric Facilities – Agreement Renewals – Disposition of American Eel – ORA

June 20, 2011:


The decline of the American Eel to near extirpation in Ontario is a matter of strong public interest and concern. Cumulatively, waterpower facilities have had major negative impacts on American Eel in Ontario by preventing adequate access to important historical habitat and by killing significant quantities of eel as they attempt to migrate back to sea to spawn. These impacts have persisted on an ongoing basis in Ontario for almost a century.

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