U.S. Advisors

The Great Lakes Fisheries Act of 1956 authorized the appointment of advisors to the U.S. Section of the commission "to examine and be heard on all proposed recommendations, programs, and activities relating to [the lake they represent]." The U.S. Section appoints advisors from each lake from a list provided by the Great Lakes state governors. Consideration is given to interests of state agencies, the commercial fish industry, sport fishermen, and the public-at-large.

United States Advisors Terms of Reference

Canadian Advisors

The Great Lakes Fishery Commission appoints a Canadian committee of advisors, made up of key stakeholders and leaders in the region. The advisors examine and are heard on issues of importance to the Great Lakes fishery and ecosystem. They assist the commissioners in making informed decisions in support of Commission objectives.

Canadian Advisors Terms of Reference

Members (United States)

  • Dennis Grinold, Chair
  • Don Arcuri, Vice Chair, Lower Lakes
  • Paul Jensen, Vice Chair, Upper Lakes
  • Peter Alex
  • Charles Blaas
  • Brian Breidert
  • Jim Dexter
  • Don Einhouse
  • Michael Estes
  • Todd Grischke **
  • Travis Hartman
  • Charles Haslerud
  • Justine Hasz
  • Matthew Hehn
  • Dennis Hickey
  • Kristopher Kuhn
  • Steve LaPan
  • Thomas Lauer
  • Dan Makauskas **
  • Andy Mikos *
  • Ashley Moerke
  • Jennifer Nalbone
  • Eric Obert
  • Judy Ogden
  • Charles Pistis
  • Bruce Prentice
  • Jeremy Price **
  • Michael Ptak
  • Michael Ryan
  • Vic Santucci
  • Phil Schneeberger
  • Steve Scott
  • Titus Seilheimer
  • Stuart Sivertson
  • Danny Tanner
  • Missy Treml
  • Tom Trudeau
  • Jay Wesley **
  • Tod Williams

Members (Canada)

  • Dr. Tom Whillans, Chair
  • Mr. John Jackson, Vice Chair
  • Dr. David Browne
  • Mr. Matt DeMille
  • Dr. Cherie-Lee Fietsch
  • Ms. Jane Graham
  • Mr. George Purvis
  • Ms. Deborah (Debbie) Rivard
  • Mr. Delbert (Deb) Shewfelt
  • Mr. Brad McNevin

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