By the 1950s, the destructive power of invasive sea lampreys had severely destroyed valuable stocks of Great Lakes fish (particularly whitefish and lake trout). Only a coordinated effort could save the Great Lakes fishery from complete devastation by the lampreys, and from habitat destruction, poor water quality and overfishing, which also contributed to the decimation of the fishery by mid-century. In 1954 the Great Lakes Fishery Commission (GLFC) was created to combat sea lampreys and to promote science and establish collaboration.

Issue Publication Date: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2016

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