9781934874387-ch55

Future of Fisheries: Perspectives for Emerging Professionals

Fisheries Decision Making: Advice from the Introduction of Pacific Salmonids into the Great Lakes

Howard A. Tanner and Abigail J. Lynch

doi: https://doi.org/10.47886/9781934874387.ch55

Dead Alewives Alosa pseudoharengus strewn across beaches, a stinking, rotting mess. Empty fishing ports with the collapse of native fish communities and traditional commercial fisheries. Great Lakes state residents more willing to make donations to save the whales and dolphins than the Great Lakes in their own backyards. In the 1960s, Great Lakes fisheries managers were faced with a mandate of conservation with little resource to conserve. What decisions needed to be made?