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Budget and Trust Fund

Budget   |   Program Requirements   |    Trust Fund

Pursuant to the Convention on Great Lakes Fisheries and supporting legislation, the Great Lakes Fishery Commission is funded by both the United States and Canadian federal governments. For implementation of the Integrated Management of Sea Lamprey program, the United States and Canada contribute 69 percent and 31 percent of the GLFC's budget, respectively. To support the Commission's research efforts, committee structure, communications program, and other matters undertaken at the Secretariat office, both the United States and Canada contribute equal amounts. 

Government Contributions
2003 2002 2001 2000 1999
1998 1997 1996 1995 1994
1993 1992 1991 1990 1989
1988 1987 1986 1985 1984
 

Program Requirements

The Commission formally submits its program requirements and cost estimates to the Governments of the United States and Canada, in accordance with Article VII of the Convention on Great Lakes Fisheries.  The Convention charges the Commission to determine measures to make possible the maximum sustained productivity of any stock of fish in the Convention area and to eradicate or minimize sea lamprey populations.  These charges are reflected in the program requirements that follow and a further rationale is provided in the Strategic Vision of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission.  

 

Fiscal Year 2009 Program Requirements
Fiscal Year 2010 Program Requirements

  

Trust Fund

In 1996 the Great Lakes Fishery Commission approved establishment of trust funds in Canada and the United States.  The purpose of the funds is to provide enhanced support for sea lamprey management and fishery research programs, the same reasons for which the Commission was formed. The Funds enable interested parties to make tax deductible contributions in accordance with tax regulations in each country.  The U.S. registered fund is a charitable trust under the provisions of Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code.  The Canadian registered fund is a charitable organization under paragraph 149(1)(f) of the Income Tax Act. 

-- Donate Those wishing to make donations to the Canadian or U.S. Great Lakes Fishery Commission Trust may contact :

Great Lakes Fishery Commission Trust
2100 Commonwealth Blvd., Suite 100
Ann Arbor, MI 48105-1563
Tel: 734-6623209


Cash contributions in the form of checks should be made payable to the Great Lakes Fishery Commission Trust.  

-- Trustees The Board of Trustees is comprised of current commissioners of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission and two Secretariat members, the Executive Secretary and Administrative Officer. 

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Photo of fish eggs Photo: American Fisheries Society