To maintain thriving, sustainable fisheries in the Laurentian Great Lakes, an understanding of the numerous and complex ecological, societal, economic, management, and policy issues surrounding them is critical. This incisive study provides a collaborative, interjurisdictional, and multi-use perspective that is shaped by the United states and Canada together as part of their shared governance of these waters. This book offers an informed look at the Great Lakes fisheries and their ecosystems, as the contributors examine both the threats they have faced and the valuable opportunities they provide for basin citizens and industries. Divided into four sections—the Great Lakes region, Great Lakes Fisheries, Fisheries case studies, and outlook for the Future—this is a valuable and up-to-date tool for students, researchers, policymakers, and managers alike.
“Great Lakes Fisheries Policy and Management: A Binational Perspective is a comprehensive account of some of the most significant bodies of freshwater in the world. It is a well-told ‘story’ of the Great Lakes, their fisheries, and their stakeholders who care so deeply about their future . . . a remarkable reflection.”
—Patricia Stewart, Senior Executive, Department of Natural Resources
“A well-researched book which should be a must read for all Fisheries Managers, and anyone who has an interest in the Great Lakes. The depth and breadth of the information will hold you like a fish caught in a well-used gill net.”
—Michael J. Morencie, Director Fish and Wildlife Services Branch, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources