Addressing Concerns for Water Quality Impacts
from Large-Scale Great Lakes Aquaculture

Based on a Roundtable
Co-hosted by the Habitat Advisory Board of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission
and
the Great Lakes Water Quality Board of the International Joint Commission

August, 1999


TABLE OF CONTENTS


Convened at University of Windsor's
Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research
on January 27-28, 1999

Steering Committee members: Margaret Dochoda, Doug Dodge, John Hartig, Marvin Hora, Al Sippel, Ian Smith, Lisa Tulen, and Gary Whelan

This report is dedicated in memory of W.J. "Jack" Christie.

Jack Christie spent his professional career as a fisheries research scientist for the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and was a long-time proponent of Great Lakes protection and rehabilitation. At the time of his death in 1997, he had just provided technical input to the Great Lakes Water Quality Board of the International Joint Commission and the Habitat Advisory Board of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission on expansion of Great Lakes aquaculture and concern for water quality impacts, introductions of exotic species, and loss of native gene pools. Jack cautioned that a sustainable strategy for aquaculture will require: consideration of all costs, from those at the local scale to those on the global scale; application of the lessons of history and the best science possible; and coordination and leadership among jurisdictions by the two Commissions. This report is dedicated in Jack Christie's memory and offered as a tribute to his contribution to ecosystem-based management of the Great Lakes.

Web Sites:

International Joint Commission
http://www.ijc.org

Great Lakes Water Quality Board of the International Joint Commission
http://www.ijc.org/conseil_board/water_greatlakes/en/glwqb_home_accueil.htm

Great Lakes Fishery Commission
http://www.glfc.org

Habitat Advisory Board of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission
http://www.glfc.org/staff/hab.htm

Disclaimer: The case studies presented in the appendices of this report do not necessarily represent the views or position of the author's associated organizations, the Habitat Advisory Board of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission, or the Great Lakes Water Quality Board of the International Joint Commission.