Great Lakes Fisheries: Are Explicit Controls Necessary?
This is an essay on the current state of fisheries management in the Laurentian Great Lakes. It is presented here to introduce the subject to an audience of control specialists who may have somewhat different theoretical and ecological perspectives on fishery management than do biologists practicing in the Great Lakes region. Following a brief history of Great Lakes fishery problems2, I will review the corrective measures that have been taken and identify the critical uncertainties surrounding past and present management activities. Where possible, I will identify those processes which may be amenable to significant intervention or control by management agencies.
KeywordsGreat Lake Fish Community Fishery Management Fish Stock Lake Trout
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