Canadian Advisors American Advisors Great Lakes Fishery Commission Contract Agents •U.S. Geological Survey •Department of Fisheries and Oceans GFLC-Appointed Boards •Habitat Advisory Board •Sea Lamprey Integration Committee Agency-Appointed Committees •Fish Health Committees •Law Enforcement Committee
Commercial Fishing YUM!!!
Agriculture Basin Land Use -6% Superior -44% Michigan -40% Huron -63% Erie -33% Ontario Shoreline Land Use -N/A Superior -20% Michigan -15% Huron -14% Erie -33% Ontario
Orchards Yellow – 18 orchards Green – 24 orchards Blue - 26 orchards Purple – 56 orchards Red – 48 orchards
Summary • Great Lakes Fishery Commission & EPA manage the Great Lakes fisheries. • Commercial and recreational fishing is economically important. • The Great Lakes have a stabilizing effect on the surrounding land. • The “stable” climate is great for agriculture.