Upcoming Meetings

At a glance:


Meeting and Reception Code of Conduct

Mar 7
2022
  • Board of Technical Experts Meeting (closed)
  • Dates:
    • March 7-8, 2022
  • Location:
    • Virtual
  • Description:
    • The Board of Technical Experts will meet to discuss proposals for the 2023 Fishery Research Program and make recommendations to the commission for funding.
Mar 10
2022
  • Sea Lamprey Research Board (closed)
  • Dates:
    • March 10-11, 2022
  • Location:
    • Virtual
  • Description:
    • The Sea Lamprey Research Board will meet to discuss proposals for the 2023 Sea Lamprey Research Program and make recommendations to the commission for funding.
Mar 21
2022
  • Lake Committee Meetings (open)
  • Dates:
    • March 21-25, 2022
  • Location:
    • Virtual
  • Description:
    • The lake committees are composed of representatives from the state, tribal and provincial agencies that are responsible for day-to-day fishery management on the lakes. They hold annual public meetings each March to review progress toward fishery objectives on each of the Great Lakes, as well as a common session to discuss topics of interest to the entire basin.
  • Announcement
  • Agenda
Apr 12
2022
  • Sea Lamprey Control Board Meeting (closed)
  • Dates:
    • Apr 12-14, 2022
  • Location:
    • TBD
  • Description:
    • The Sea Lamprey Control Board meets semiannually to develop sea lamprey control program policy, strategy and delivery.
Apr 19
2022
  • Council of Lake Committees (closed)
  • Dates:
    • Apr 19-20, 2022
  • Location:
    • TBD
  • Description:
    • The Council of Lake Committees, composed of representatives from state, tribal, and provincial fishery management agencies, meets semiannually to consider issues and problems of interest to two or more lakes.
Apr 27
2022
  • Science Transfer Board Meeting (closed)
  • Dates:
    • Apr 27-28, 2022
  • Location:
    • TBD
  • Description:
    • The Science Transfer Board will meet to discuss and recommend a 2023 Science Transfer Program to the Commission.
June 1
2022
  • GLFC Annual Meeting (open)
  • Dates:
    • June 1-2, 2022
  • Location:
    • Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
  • Description:
    • At this meeting, the public can learn about and discuss developments in the Great Lakes fishery. Commissioners and the U.S. and Canadian Committees of Advisors will hold meetings here as well.
  • Agenda
Sept 20
2022
  • Sea Lamprey Research Board (closed)
  • Dates:
    • September 20-21, 2022
  • Location:
    • Ithaca, NY
  • Description:
    • The Sea Lamprey Research Board will meet to discuss proposals for the 2023 Sea Lamprey Research Program and make recommendations to the commission for funding.
Sept 22
2022
  • Board of Technical Experts Meeting (closed)
  • Dates:
    • September 22-23, 2022
  • Location:
    • Ithaca, NY
  • Description:
    • The Board of Technical Experts will meet to discuss proposals for the 2023 Fishery Research Program and make recommendations to the commission for funding.
Oct 11
2022
  • Sea Lamprey Control Board Meeting (closed)
  • Dates:
    • Oct 11-13, 2022
  • Location:
    • TBD
  • Description:
    • The Sea Lamprey Control Board meets semiannually to develop sea lamprey control program policy, strategy and delivery.
Oct 18
2022
  • Council of Lake Committees (closed)
  • Dates:
    • Oct 18-19, 2022
  • Location:
    • TBD
  • Description:
    • The Council of Lake Committees, composed of representatives from state, tribal, and provincial fishery management agencies, meets semiannually to consider issues and problems of interest to two or more lakes.
Nov 30
2022
  • GLFC Interim Meeting (closed)
  • Dates:
    • Nov 30-Dec 1, 2022
  • Description:
    • Commissioners will determine the Commission's programs and budget for the following year, as well as review highlights from the present year.
May 31
2023
  • GLFC Annual Meeting (open)
  • Dates:
    • May 31-June 1, 2023
  • Location:
    • Traverse City, MI
  • Description:
    • At this meeting, the public can learn about and discuss developments in the Great Lakes fishery. Commissioners and the U.S. and Canadian Committees of Advisors will hold meetings here as well.
Nov 28
2023
  • GLFC Interim Meeting (closed)
  • Dates:
    • Nov 28-29, 2023
  • Description:
    • Commissioners will determine the Commission's programs and budget for the following year, as well as review highlights from the present year.


Great Lakes Fishery Commission – Meeting and Reception Code of Conduct (Code)

Great Lakes Fishery Commission (Commission) is committed to providing a safe, hospitable, and productive environment for everyone attending Commission-sponsored events, regardless of ethnicity, religion, disability, physical appearance, gender identity, or sexual orientation. A community where people feel uncomfortable or threatened is neither healthy nor productive. Accordingly, the Commission prohibits intimidating, threatening, or harassing conduct during its events. This code applies to speakers, volunteers, attendees and staff.

For the purposes of this code, harassment includes: offensive gestures or verbal comments related to ethnicity, religion, disability, physical appearance, gender identity, or sexual orientation; deliberate intimidation; stalking; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of presentations or other events; inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

If a meeting participant engages in harassing behavior, Commission leadership reserves the right to investigate and take any action it deems appropriate, ranging from a simple warning to the offender to expulsion from the current and future events. Persons being harassed or observing possible harassment are asked to contact a member of the Commission staff to resolve the situation.

Commissioners and Secretariat staff value participants’ attendance at Commission meetings and receptions. We strive to make everyone’s experience as productive and professionally stimulating as possible.

Please direct any concerns or comments regarding this code to Bob Lambe, Commission Executive Secretary.