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GLFC -- News Releases


  • Mar 29, 2017: Sex-shifting Fish: Growth Rate Could Determine Sea Lamprey Sex
  • Mar 24, 2017: Lake Erie Committee Recommends Increased Yellow Perch and Walleye Allowable Catches for 2017


  • Oct 26, 2016: Lake Ontario Agencies Adjust Lakewide Predator Stocking to Promote Alewife Population Recovery
  • Oct 20, 2016: Fishery Agencies Identify Multi-Species Predator Stocking Reduction Targets For Lake Michigan
  • Oct 11, 2016: Fishery Agencies Adjust Lakewide Predator Stocking to Preserve Lake Michigan Predator-Prey Balance
  • Sept 20, 2016: Michigan's Boardman River Selected as Site for Major Fish Passage, Invasive Species Technology Project
  • Aug 22, 2016: Sea Lamprey Trapping Improved Significantly With Electricity
  • June 27, 2016: Great Lakes Fishery Commission Honors Dr. Suzette Kimball for Her Dedication To Fostering Great Lakes Partnerships
  • June 27, 2016: Great Lakes Fishery Commission Honors Dr. Charles Krueger for His Career-Long Contributions to Great Lakes Fishery Science and Management
  • June 27, 2016: Great Lakes Fishery Commission Honors Robert Adair for Applying A Holistic Understanding Of Fisheries Management To The Sea Lamprey Control Program
  • June 13, 2016: Fishery Agencies Propose Chinook Stocking Reduction To Sustain The Lake Michigan Fishery
  • March 17, 2016: From Projects To Practice: Great Lakes Fishery Commission Mobilizes Science To Meet Management Needs
  • January 4, 2016: Sea Lamprey Mating Pheromone Registered By EPA As First Vertebrate Pheromone Biopesticide


  • December 8, 2015: Lake Erie Committee Releases Updated Lake Erie Walleye Management Plan
  • September 23, 2015: Sea lamprey's reach thirty-year low in Lake Huron, reach twenty-year low in Lake Michigan, and trend downward in other lakes
  • September 21, 2015: The Great Lakes Acoustic Telemetry System partners with the Ocean Tracking Network
  • August 3, 2015: Climate change threatens one of Lake Erie's most popular fish
  • July 27, 2015: GLFC Presents Dr. Chris Goddard with the C.D. Buzz Besadny Award
  • July 27, 2015: Rod McDonald, formerly of DFO, receives the 2015 Vern Applegate Award
  • July 27, 2015: MSU's Dr. Mohamed Faisal Receives 2015 Award for Scientific Contributions to Healthy Ecosystems
  • July 26, 2015: Cameron Davis Honored for Great Lakes Partnerships
  • February 26, 2015: Great Lakes Fishery Commission Lauds New Legislation Aimed At Preventing Migration of Asian Carp and Other Invasive Species


  • December 15, 2014: Fisheries and Oceans Minister Gail Shea Proposes Critical Invasive Species Regulations
  • March 28, 2014: Lake Erie Committee Recommends 2014 Yellow Perch and Walleye Catch Levels
  • February 6, 2014: Great Lakes Fishery Commission Commends Rep. Candice Miller For New Legislation Aimed At Stopping Asian Carp And Other Harmful Species
  • January 22, 2014: Lake Michigan Committee Announces Lakewide Yellow Perch Summit


  • June 18, 2013: Great Lakes Fishery Commission Honors John Robertson of Michigan for Promoting Sound Resource Management Through Strong Partnerships
  • June 18, 2013: Great Lakes Fishery Commission Honors Mark Ebener of The Chippewa Ottawa Resource Authority For His Scientific Contributions To The Great Lakes
  • June 18, 2013: Great Lakes Fishery Commission Honors Dr. Brad Young of The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for Outstanding Contributions to Sea Lamprey Control
  • March 25, 2013: Bob Lambe becomes new executive secretary. Chris Goddard retires - a message from commission chair Mike Hansen.


  • Sept 5, 2012: Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee Announces Availability of New Asian Carp Video Footage
  • August 27, 2012: Proposed Salmon Stocking Reductions Announced for Lake Michigan
  • July 12, 2012: Risk Assesment Highlights Need For Urgent Action To Prevent Establishment Of Asian Carps
  • June 14, 2012: Great Lakes Fishery Commission Honors Dr. Jim Bence of Michigan State University for Distinguished Scientific Contributions
  • June 13, 2012: Great Lakes Fishery Commission Honors Dr. Scudder Mackey for Forming Key Partnerships to Conduct Innovative Research
  • May 30, 2012: International Joint Commission And Brookfield Renewable Power Join Forces With Greate Lakes Fishery Commission To Battle Destructive Sea Lamprey.
  • May 14, 2012: Great Lakes Acoustic Telemetry Observation System (GLATOS) Website Release and Webinar.
  • March 30, 2012: Lake Erie Committee Recommends Walleye and Yellow Perch Catch Levels for 2012.


  • June 7, 2011: Great Lakes Fishery Commission Honors University of Wisconsin's Dr. James Kitchell for Distinguished Scientific Contributions
  • June 7, 2011: Great Lakes Fishery Commission Honors Robert MacGregor of Ontario for Work to Protect and Restore American Eel
  • May 23, 2011: Brookfield renewable power and cloverland electric cooperative join forces with Commission to battle destructive sea lamprey
  • March 25, 2011: Binational panel recommends Lake Erie yellow perch and walleye catch limits for 2011
  • March 3, 2011: Great Lakes Fishery Commission urges immediate passage of bill to stop Asian Carp and other invasive species


  • October 28, 2010: Great Lakes sea lamprey control to be featured on Discovery Channelís Dirty Jobs!
  • October 5, 2010: Great Lakes Fishery Commission lauds Canada's plan to assess risk of Asian carps
  • August 23, 2010: The call of the child - Sea lamprey spawning behavior follows larval odor
  • August 23, 2010: Portrayal of cormorants changes from victim to perpetrator
  • August 23, 2010: Zebra mussels reconfigure "social" interactions to their benefit
  • August 23, 2010: Key research needs identified for restoration of Great Lakes deepwater fishes
  • August 23, 2010: Synthesized sex pheromones lure lampreys into traps
  • August 23, 2010: It's better to eat at a crowded table
  • August 23, 2010: Sea lamprey time their spawning migration to narrow temperature range
  • June 30, 2010: Asian carp legislation introduced
  • June 2, 2010: Great Lakes Fishery Commission honors Andy Buchsbaum for Great Lakes restoration advocacy
  • June 2, 2010: Great Lakes Fishery Commission honors captain Denny Grinold for execptional contributions to partnerships
  • June 2, 2010: Great Lakes Fishery Commission recognizes Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters for Atlantic salmon restoration efforts


  • Dec 22, 2009: Great Lakes Fishery Commission and Great Lakes Fishery Trust Reaffirm 2008 "Separation Study" for Chicago canal
  • Oct 29, 2009: Just-signed "Energy and Water" Bill to Bring Significant Habitat Improvements to the Great Lakes
  • May 14, 2009: Presidentís Fiscal 2010 Budget Promises Major Advances in Great Lakes Restoration


  • November 08, 2008: Alliance for the Great Lakes releases study about Chicago waterway system
  • July 7, 2008: Ontario's new lake sturgeon initiative designed to rehabilitate a native species, stop illegal trafficking
  • April 16, 2008: Ground-breaking fish marking technology to make Ontario debut
  • March 18, 2008: Catch limits recommended for Lake Erie walleye and yellow perch for 2008
  • February 4, 2008: New research explains relationship between commercial price, amount of harvest, and alarming decline in American eel
  • February 4, 2008: Scientists use odour cues to lure invasive round gobies into traps
  • February 4, 2008: New methods developed to estimate sea lamprey damage
  • February 4, 2008: Research says early and consistent stakeholder involvement yield more sustainable fishery management decisions
  • February 4, 2008: Preserved fish and stable isotopes help reconstruct historical Great Lakes food webs
  • November, 2007: Electrical "Asian Carp" barrier on Chicago canal passes final legislative hurdle
  • October, 2007: Importation and interstate transportation of black variety of Asian carp banned
  • September, 2007: Great Lakes sturgeon found vulnerable to sea lamprey predation
  • July 10, 2007: Importation and interstate transportation of silver carp banned
  • January 18, 2007: Commission hails introduction of Essential Barrier Legislation
  • December 08, 2006: Bernie hansen honored for dedicated service to GLFC
  • October 13, 2006: GLFC hails signing of Great Lakes fish and wildlife restoration act
  • July 24, 2006: GLFC honors individuals for exceptional service to the Great Lakes
  • April 26, 2006: President Bush Appoints David A. Ullrich Of Chicago, Illinois to Great Lakes Fishery Commission
  • April 06, 2006: GLFC Praises Initiative to Restore Great Lakes
  • January 18, 2005: Ijc and GLFC praise sport fishers for collecting funds for chicago-area invasive species barrier
  • September 30, 2004: IJC and GLFC Urge Bi-national Action to Prevent Invasive Species
  • July12, 2004: Commission Lauds Today's groundbreaking for "Asian Carp" barrier
  • April 06, 2004: Catch Limits Set for Lake Erie Walleye and Yellow Perch in 2004
  • November 19, 2003: New study reveals existence of compartments in natural food webs
  • July 17, 2003: GLFC deeply encouraged by environmental restoration legislation


2001 2000 1999
  • December 14, 1999: Congressman Knollenberg, Michigan Delegation Rally to Protect the Great Lakes Fishery
  • December 2, 1999: International Effort Eliminates Nearly Half of the Sea lampreys in the St. Marys River
  • December 2, 1999: Great Lakes Fishery Commission Hails U.S. Increase For Great Lakes Sea Lamprey Control
  • September 21, 1999: Public Meeting Provides Report and Recommendations on Great Lakes Aquaculture
  • September 14, 1999: Great Lakes Fishery Commission Receives Prestigious William E. Ricker Resource Conservation Award
  • February 5, 1999:Great Lakes Fishery Commission Expands Canadian Committee of Advisors
  • February 5, 1999: Great Lakes Fishery Commission to Honor Michigan Boating Industries Association
  • February 1, 1999: President’s FY 2000 Budget Includes Increased Funding  for Great Lakes Sea Lamprey Control
  • July 20, 1998:  Sea Lampreys Finding "Keep Out" Sign at Renovated Rogers City Dam
  • May 22, 1998:  Sea Lampreys Finding "Keep Out" Sign at Renovated Harden Furniture Inc. Dam
  • April 3, 1998: Fisheries and Oceans Minister David Anderson Announces Increased Support for the Great Lakes Fishery Commission
  • March 13, 1998: Niagara Falls, Ontario to host Lakes Erie and Ontario Committee Meetings
  • March 9, 1998: Thunder Bay, Ontario to host Lakes Michigan, Superior, and Huron Committee Meetings
  • February 17, 1998: Lake Erie Committee: Phosphorous Targets Achieved in Lake Erie
  • February 14, 1998: Senator Abraham to Visit Great Lakes Fishery Commission and Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
  • September 2, 1997: Letter to the Editor concerning Michigan's contribution to sea lamprey control
  • June 24, 1997: Commission Applauds Governor Engler's Proposal for Enhanced Sea Lamprey Control (News Release)
  • May 28, 1997: Landmark Great Lakes Fisheries Plan to be Signed in Ottawa
  • April 21, 1997 Lake MichiganCommittee: Fishery Officials Concerned About Increased Sea Lamprey Wounding in Lake Michigan (News Release)
  • April 18, 1997 Lake Superior Committee: Lake Superior Committee Stresses Need to Protect Fishery Rehabilitation Gains (News Release)
  • April 8, 1997 Lake Erie Committee: Lake Erie Yellow Perch Improving (News Release)
  • April 8, 1997 Lake Huron Committee: Lake Huron Committee Sanctions Plan to Control St. Marys River Sea Lampreys (News Release)
  • January 10, 1997 Agencies Review Joint Strategic Plan for Management of Great Lakes Fisheries
  • October 7, 1996 U.S. House and Senate Agree on Funding for Great Lakes Sea Lamprey Control Program
  • October 7, 1996 Canada Pledges to Maintain Great Lakes Fishery Convention Act
  • August 7, 1996 Canada Restores Great Lakes Sea Lamprey Control Program Funding
  • July 26, 1996 Great Lakes Fishery Commission, Management Agencies to Conduct Essential Dye Study in Preparation for Future St. Marys River Sea Lamprey Control
  • June 14, 1996 Commission Celebrates Lake trout restoration, Unveils Website, Honors Leadership, and Considers Invasive Species Legislation During Annual Meeting
  • May 1, 1996 Great Lakes Fishery Agencies, Dow Chemical Team up to Protect Great Lakes Fishery
  • April 22, 1996 U.S. Members Announce Slight Increase in 1996 Fish Quotas; Committee Notes Significant Changes in Lake Erie Fishery Productivity
  • April 15, 1996 Serious Yellow Perch Decline Continues in Lake Michigan
  • April 8, 1996 Lake Superior Lake Trout Restoration Proclaimed a Major Victory
  • April 4, 1996 St. Marys River Lamprey Control Key to the Health of the Lake Huron Fishery
  • November 15, 1995 Fishery Management Officials Re-Examine Ruffe Control Strategy
  • June 15, 1995 Great Lakes Fishery Commission Holds Annual Meeting in Toronto

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