LAKE SUPERIOR COMMITTEE
Ann Arbor, Michigan
22, 23 March 1994
1. Lake Superior Lakewide Management Plan
2. Stocking Criteria
3. NBS Funding
Asserting that the Great Lakes comprise a key ecosystem run on millions of dollars, the LSC referred to the CLC and GLFC the issue on underfunding for NBS.
4. Steelhead Committee
Don Schreiner (MnDNR) will call a meeting of the Steelhead Committee, requesting that it choose a nominee for new chairman, whom Mike Hansen (NBS) will then appoint in a letter also conveying the Committee's terms of reference and 1994 charge. The Committee is to report on the status of steelhead and report in 1995 through the Technical Committee. Their efforts to reconcile regulations for all species are to be restricted to border areas rather than lakewide.
5. Lake Trout Restoration Plan
LSC comments on draft lake trout restoration plan are to be forwarded to Mike Hansen (NBS) ASAP, for compilation, and distribution to LSC. The LSC will consider 1 May whether a meeting is needed to give approval for publication by GLFC. The white report format is acceptable.
6. Causes of Lake Trout Declines
The LSC approved Technical Committee (Jim Peck (MDNR), Dick Schorfhaar (MDNR) and Mike Hansen (NBS)) plans to reconstruct lake trout CPE by units, and to examine causes for declining lake trout in Lake Superior, e.g. size at release, originating hatchery.
7. Fish Community Objectives
The LSC considered indicator and targets choice, review of environmental objectives workshop, and IMSL products as precursor exercises to revision of fish community objectives.
8. U.S. Advisors
The LSC advised the GLFC with regard to its planned review of its Vision, that low Advisor attendance at Lake Committee meetings was problematic. Roles, meeting scheduling, appointments, and travel support were cited as problem areas.
9. Lake Superior Law Enforcement Subcommittee
The Law Enforcement Subcommittee requested time on the 1995 agenda of the LSC.
19 April 1994
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