What is fish habitat?
Fish habitat includes all habitats that fish use during any part of their life cycle. This includes spawning, rearing, nursery, feeding and resting habitats. The nearshore areas along lakes and rivers are often the most important habitat areas for fish, which means that if you are proposing a dock, boathouse, shoreline stabilization or other project along the shoreline or in the water along your shoreline, the CRCA reviews your proposal to ensure that fish habitat is not harmfully altered, disrupted or destroyed. To learn more about this issue, view our Fish Habitat Brochures and Applications.