Great Lakes Fish Health Committee

Established in 1973 under Article VI of the Convention on Great Lakes Fisheries between the United States and Canada of 1954, the Great Lakes Fish Health Committee serves as the instrument of the commission for coordination of regional efforts in the Great Lakes basin to prevent introduction and dissemination of communicable fish diseases by:

  • recommending and fostering conduct of research and studies related to fish health and disease control;
  • recommending and coordinating measures which minimize risk of introduction and dissemination of communicable fish disease; and
  • preparing for publication scientific and other information related to fish health protection.

Great Lakes Fish Health Committee Terms of Reference

Members

  • Coja Yamashita, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (Chair)
  • Andy Noyes, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Vice-chair)
  • John Coll, US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Jim Daley, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Mohammed Faisal, Michigan State University
  • Kerry Hobden, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
  • Andy Jarrett, Ohio Department of Natural Resources
  • Kevin Kayle, Ohio Department of Natural Resources
  • Sunita Khatkar, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Steve Krueger, Illinois Department of Natural Resources
  • Randy Lang, Indiana Department of Natural Resources
  • Kevin Loftus, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
  • Bill Mattes, Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission
  • Dave Meuninck, Indiana Department of Natural Resources
  • Brian Niewinski, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission
  • Ken Phillips, US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Paula Phelps, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
  • Ling Shen, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
  • Gary Whelan, Michigan Department of Natural Resources
  • Greg Wright, Chippewa-Ottawa Resource Authority

Updated February 14, 2017

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