Lake Ontario Committee
The Lake Ontario Committee consists of senior staff members from New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. The Committee's purposes are to:
- consider issues pertinent to, or referred by, the Commission;
- consider issues and problems of common concern to member agencies;
- develop and coordinate joint programs and research projects; and
- serve as a forum for state, provincial, tribal, and federal agencies.
- Andy Todd, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Chair
- Steve Lapan, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Vice Chair
Updated: February 14, 2017
Lake Ontario Technical Committee and Task Groups
The Lake Ontario Technical Committee consists of fishery biologists from New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and U.S. Geological Survey. The Technical Committee's purposes are to:
- conduct work assignments as requested and prioritized by the LOC;
- coordinate federal, state, provincial and non-governmental science-based assessment and research programs focused on the topics described by the LOC;
- facilitate technical information sharing and discussion;
- create ad hoc working groups, as needed, to complete work assignments;
- report to LOC on findings, technical information, and recommended management actions and research needs;
- with LOC direction, coordinate, organize and present the LOC report to the Great Lakes Fishery Commission at the annual meeting of the Lake Ontario Committee; and
- on a five year cycle and with LOC direction, coordinate, organize and prepare a written "State of Lake Ontario Report", including updates on status of progress toward achieving Lake Ontario Fish Community Objectives, for submission to the Great Lakes Fishery Commission.
Meeting minutes from the technical committee meetings may be available on the Publication Search.
Publications and Products
- Lake Ontario Committee Research Priorities (2015)
- Fish Community Objectives for Lake Ontario, 2013
- The State of Lake Ontario in 2003
- A Management Strategy for the Restoration of Lake Trout in Lake Ontario, 2014 Update
- Double Crested Cormorants--Are They a Cause for Concern?
- Habitat Changes-Thousand Islands, Middle Corridor, and Lake St. Lawrence
- Fish Communities and Fisheries of Lake St. Lawrence
- Fish Communities and Fisheries of the Thousand Islands and Middle Corridor
- Native Prey Fish Re-Introduction into Lake Ontario: Bloater
- Position Statement on American Eel (2002)
- Lake Ontario Agencies Adjust Lakewide Predator Stocking to Promote Alewife Population Recovery
(Oct 26, 2016)
- Compiled Reports To The Great Lakes Fishery Commission Of The Annual Bottom Trawl And Acoustics Surveys (2016)