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Lake Erie Fisheries Management Plans

New York cooperates with other jurisdictions on Lake Erie to manage fish populations that roam widely as a shared resource throughout the lake. Coordination between jurisdictions is done by the Great Lakes Fisheries Commission (GLFC) (leaving DEC website). The GLFC's Lake Erie Committee (LEC) (leaving DEC website) is comprised of representatives from Lake Erie's five fisheries management agencies (Ohio, Michigan, Ontario, New York, and Pennsylvania), and uses a consensus-based decision making process, guided by the LEC's Lake Erie Fish Community Goals and Objectives.

Lake Erie's Lake Wide Fish Management or Rehabilitation Plans

The following plans were prepared by the GLFC's Lake Erie Committee:

New York Specific Lake Erie Fisheries Management Plans

The following plan is specific to New York's Lake Erie fisheries management:


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