The Great Lakes Fishery Commission is made up of eight Commissioners (four appointed from each the United States and Canada) and one U.S. Alternate Commissioner. Commissioners of the United States are appointed by the President for six-year terms. Commissioners of Canada are appointed by the Privy Council and serve at the Council's pleasure.

Commissioners (United States)

  • Ethan Baker (Vice-Chair)
  • William (Bill) Taylor, alt. (Chair, U.S. Section)
  • Karen Diver
  • Shannon Estenoz
  • Kendra Wecker

Commissioners (Canada)

  • James (Jim) McKane (Chair)
  • Earl Provost (Chair, Canadian Section)
  • Jean-Guy Forgeron
  • Robert (Bob) Hecky

*Under the Great Lakes Fishery Act of 1956, as amended, the President of the United States appoints an alternate commissioner who serves if there is a vacancy.

Timeline: Commissioners of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission