LAKE ERIE COMMITTEE
Ramada Suites Hotel
Niagara Falls, Ontario
30,31 March 1994
1. Walleye Task Group
2. Yellow Perch Task Group
3. Support for CAGEAN Workshop
The WTG need to improve performance of CAGEAN and the YPTG requirement to refine techniques for determining stock size demonstrate the value in revisiting CAGEAN. Experience with CAGEAN has been positive but there can be improvements based on what has been gained through that experience. Therefore the LEC requests the Great Lakes Fishery Commission to sponsor an expert in CAGEAN to conduct a workshop for the STC and Task Group participants to improve our CAGEAN techniques. This sponsorship to be limited to fees, expenses, and travel support for the consulting expert in CAGEAN.
4. Forage Task Group / Coldwater Task Group
The LEC considered the two reports in concert. There was consensus that measures need to be taken to reduce mortality of Eastern Basin smelt. Agencies will address both reduction of commercial harvest and predation from introduced salmonines. Exact nature of measures to be taken will be determined after a public consultation process in all affected jurisdictions.
Further charges to the Task Groups will be provided through the Standing Technical Committee.
5. Fish Community Objectives
The LEC released a DRAFT COPY of LAKE ERIE FISH COMMUNITY OBJECTIVES. The DRAFT is out for public comment and consultation. A final copy (consensus) is anticipated for delivery to the Great Lakes Fishery Commission and the committee of the Whole in November 1994.
19 April 94
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