Great Lakes Fisheries: Are Explicit Controls Necessary?

  • George R. Spangler
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Biomathematics book series (LNBM, volume 72)


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.


Great Lake Fish Community Fishery Management Fish Stock Lake Trout 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • George R. Spangler
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  1. 1.Department of Fisheries and WildlifeUniversity of MinnesotaSt. PaulUSA

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