U. S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) toured a biological research station on Put-in-Bay today to focus on Ohio's algae bloom problem.

Scientists told him phosphorous running off farm fields combined with climate change are causing dangerous algae blooms.

Local tourism officials joined with Sen. Brown afterward in Catawba to discuss the impact on tourism.

“Our fishing and tourism industries depend on a healthy Lake Erie,” Brown said. “But, harmful algal blooms can threaten the health of those industries, along with the health of our people and communities. That’s why we all must work together – community leaders, business owners, farmers – to solve this problem.”

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