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A broad partnership is required to restore coregonines in the Great Lakes. The fishery management partners set restoration priorities and develop and implement restoration plans.  Several other entities (e.g., Canadian First Nations, U.S. Tribes, federal agencies, non-profit organizations, universities) support the restoration efforts by providing science planning or evaluating the effectiveness of restoration efforts following implementation.

Image Credit: Paul Vecsei

Map of Council of Lake Committees jurisdictions

CLC jurisdictions


In 2018, the Coregonine Restoration Framework was endorsed by  the Council of Lake Committees (CLC), comprised of senior Great Lakes basin fishery managers formed under the Great Lakes Fishery Commission’s Joint Strategic Plan.  CLC members represent the following fisheries management agencies: 

  • 1854 Treaty Authority
  • Chippewa-Ottawa Resource Authority
  • Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission
  • Illinois Department of Natural Resources
  • Indiana Department of Natural Resources
  • Michigan Department of Natural Resources
  • Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
  • New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Ohio Department of Natural Resources
  • Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
  • Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission
  • Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
  • Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Individuals from many other entities have provided support to restoring coregonines.  These entities include:

  • Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation
  • Cornell University
  • Department of Fisheries and Oceans
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
  • Great Lakes Fishery Commission
  • Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Sault Tribe
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • U.S. Geological Survey
  • University at Buffalo- the State University of New York
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Toronto Scarborough
Photo of Mount McKay, Thunder Bay, Lake Superior. Credit: Andrew Muir.

Mount McKay, Thunder Bay, Lake Superior. Credit: Andrew Muir.