Former DNR Senior Biologist warns of the impact of Wisconsin's warming water ways

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WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) Fishing, a way of life and favorite past time for many Wisconsinites, could soon see major changes. Retired DNR Fisheries Biologist Frank Pratt has made it his mission to get the knowledge out to the public.

On February 26th-28th Pratt is visiting Wausau, Milladore, and Merrill in partnership with Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service (WIPPS) and Citizens' Climate Lobby to present his 38 years of research. It's called Fish Talks.

"If you enjoy our natural resource-- the resource of fish and fishing, then you need to come and here what Frank has to say" Jean Abreu, a member of Citzens' Climate Lobby said.

In his Fish Talk presentation Pratt intends to show fish populations of Walleye, Northern Pike, Cisco, Whitefish and more are dwindling in warmer water temperatures. I's an issue Pratt believes is rooted in climate change.

However and Co-host Partner Citizens Climate Lobby also believes there's still hope to stop the state's water ways from warming. If you're interested in attending the presentations, paste the following link into your browser: https://wipps.org/events/wisconsins-fish-are-in-hot-water-wausau/

The events are free and open to the public.