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Lake Erie Committee

The Lake Erie Committee consists of senior staff members from the Michigan, New York, Ohio, Ontario, and Pennsylvania agencies administering their respective fisheries. The Committee's purposes are to:

  • consider issues pertinent to, or referred by, the Great Lakes Fishery Commission;
  • consider issues and problems of common concern to member agencies;
  • develop and coordinate joint programs and research projects; and
  • serve as a forum for state, provincial, tribal, and federal agencies.

For deliberations of this committee, Lake Erie shall be considered to include all of Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair, the St. Clair River, the Detroit River, and the Niagara River downstream to Niagara Falls and, to the extent that they affect fish stocks of common concern, its bays, harbors, and tributaries. Decisions will be reached by consensus of the membership. When consensus cannot be achieved, the consensus of all agencies shall be described in the Committee's report to the Commission.

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Members

Jim Francis, MI Dept. of Natural Resources, Chair
Bruce Hawkins, ON Ministry of Natural Resources, Vice Chair
Don Einhouse, NY State Dept. of Env. Conservation
David Miko, PA Fish and Boat Commission
Jeff Tyson, OH Dept. of Natural Resources



 

Publications and Products

Press Releases
  • March 28, 2013: 2013 Walleye and Yellow Perch Catch Levels Recommended for Lake Erie
  • March 30, 2012: Binational panel recommends Lake Erie yellow perch and walleye catch limits for 2012
  • March 25, 2011: Binational panel recommends Lake Erie yellow perch and walleye catch limits for 2011
  • April 11, 2010: Binational Panel Recommends Lake Erie Yellow Perch Harvest for 2010
  • March 24, 2009: Binational Panel Recommends Lake Erie Yellow Perch and Walleye Catch Limits for 2009 (pdf)
  • March 18, 2008: Catch Limits Recommended For Lake Erie Walleye And Yellow Perch For 2008 (pdf)
  • March 23, 2007: Catch Limits Set for Lake Erie Walleye and Yellow Perch for 2007 (pdf)
  • March 30, 2006: Lake Erie Committee Sets Walleye and Yellow Perch Total Allowable Catch for 2006 (pdf)
  • April 08, 2005: Lake Erie Yellow Perch and Walleye Allowable Catch Set for 2005 (pdf)
  • April 06, 2004 : Catch Limits Set for Lake Erie Walleye and Yellow Perch in 2004 (pdf)
  • April 16, 2001 : Lake Erie Committee Takes Action to Protect Lake Erie Walleye
  • July 19, 2000 : International Committee Taking Action to Protect Lake Erie Walleye
  • April 20, 2000 : Lake Erie Committee Cautious About Walleye For 2000
  • May 27, 1997: Landmark Great Lakes Fisheries Management Plan to be Signed in Ottawa (News Release)
  • April 22, 1996: U.S. Members Announce Slight Increase in 1996 Fish Quotas; Committee Notes Significant Changes in Lake Erie Fishery Productivity
  • April 8, 1997: Lake Erie Committee: Lake Erie Yellow Perch Improving (News Release)

Position Statements

Executive Summaries

Special Publication

Other Documents

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Photo of fish eggs Photo: American Fisheries Society