For our Partners

The Great Lakes fishery exists over a large geographic region; a region that contains myriad stakeholders, levels of government, and physical conditions. No one agency has complete management authority over the fishery. Partnerships are necessary and desirable to meet fishery management and restoration goals. The Convention on Great Lakes Fisheries of 1954 envisions the Great Lakes Fishery Commission playing a coordinating role in science, fishery management, and sea lamprey control. To fulfill that vision, the commission supports several committees and boards, which facilitate dialogue, maintain working arrangements, and help all interested and responsible parties participate.