Media Advisory
February 14, 1998

Marc Gaden (GLFC)

734-662-3209 ext.14

Mike Quigley (GLERL)

Senator Abraham to Visit Great Lakes Fishery Commission;

Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory


Ann Arbor-Reporters are advised that U.S. Senator Spencer Abraham (R-MI) will visit the Great Lakes Fishery Commission (GLFC) and the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) on Monday, February 16, 1998.

The Senator will arrive at the GLFC office at approximately 4:45 p.m. where he will be briefed about GLFC and GLERL activities. The Senator will then tour the GLERL laboratory, starting at approximately 5:05 p.m. Reporters are welcome to attend the briefing and the laboratory tour.

The GLFC is located at 2100 Commonwealth Blvd, Suite 209, Ann Arbor (off of Plymouth Road, west of Green Road). GLERL is located across the street from the GLFC, at 2205 Commonwealth Blvd.

The GLFC coordinates fishery research between the United States and Canada and implements a joint program to control sea lampreys in the Great Lakes. The GLFC receives its funding from the U.S. Department of State and from the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans. More information is available at on the internet.

GLERL conducts basic and applied research in physical, chemical, and biological sciences in the Great Lakes region. The laboratory is a part of the Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. More information is available at on the internet.

For information relating to the Senator's schedule and access to reporters, contact his press secretary, Dan Senor, at 202-224-8849.

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