The GLFSD is managed using Microsoft Access at the Green Bay FRO office in New Franken, WI. The overall maintenance and management of the database is the responsibility of Green Bay FRO. All data for the GLFSD are sent electronically from each stocking agency to Green Bay FRO, however file structures, variable definitions, and coding formats vary greatly among agencies. Once the data has been appropriately formatted, it is added to the GLFSD. Annual updates will be attempted but complete updates to include all stocking events for the last complete calendar year are unlikely since release dates for data vary among agencies. Green Bay FRO will make every attempt to keep the database as current as possible but must coordinate the efforts of 8 states, 2 tribes, and 1 province to provide data. Before using the GLFSD, please consult the Data Inclusion Matrix below to determine if the data (by lake, jurisdiction, year) you require have been added to the database. The updated database resides on the server of the GLFC in Ann Arbor, Michigan, which has committed computer-programming assistance to serve the database onto the Internet.
O=no stocking data for that year
X=data received and available,
DP=data receipt pending