LAKE ONTARIO COMMITTEE
Niagara Falls, NY
27,28 March 2001
LOC: Chairman Bob Lange (NYDEC), Sandra Orsatti (OMNR)
1. American Eels
The LOC will develop a position statement on eel management including ICES recommendations, eel ladders, turbines, fishing, and DFO and USFWS roles.
2. Bloater Rehabilitation
Tom Stewart (OMNR) and Steve Lapan (NYDEC) will develop a proposal or plan for bloater rehabilitation including need for hatcheries.
3. Klondike Strain of Lake Trout
The LOC will advise USFWS’s Bob Adair by September whether to stock Klondike lake trout in Lake Ontario.
4. Lake Ontario Technical Committee
The LOC and LOTC considered insights from organization of other Lake Committees.
Sandra Orsatti (OMNR) will chair the LOC, and Bob Lange (NYDEC) will serve as Vice Chair through the 2003 meeting.