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The University of Toledo and Ohio Sea Grant sponsored workshops to combat the increasingly severe problem of harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie.
Harmful algal blooms (HABs), excessive growths of toxin-producing algae that form in Lake Erie during the summer, adversely impact aquatic life and human health as well as recreation, tourism, fishing, and property values. Triggered primarily by excess phosphorus, HABs in Lake Erie have reached crisis proportions in recent years. At these half-day workshops, experts from science, government and law will address best practices and legal tools for reducing phosphorus entering Lake Erie and its tributaries from key sources in Ohio.
Bill Fischbein spoke on existing federal and state legal controls in Ohio for key point source and nonpoint sources of phosphorus to Lake Erie and its tributaries.