THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES 3 TO THE GREAT LAKES FISHERY COMMISSION The President today announced his intent to appoint Bernard Hansen
as Commissioner; George Frampton as Federal Government Commissioner; and David Dempsey as Alternate Commissioner to the Great Lakes Fishery Commission: United States Section.
BERNARD HANSEN of Illinois. Mr. Hansen is Alderman of Chicago's 44th Ward and Chairman of the City Council Committee on Economic Development. GEORGE FRAMPTON of the District of Columbia. Mr. Frampton is the Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish, Wildlife and Parks. DAVID DEMPSEY of Michigan. Mr. Dempsey is the State Director of Clean Water Action, Michigan. He previously served as Director of the Governor's Council on Environmental Quality and as an Environmental Advisor to Governor James Blanchard. The Commission was created in 1956 in order to administer a sea
lamprey control program for the Great Lakes. Such a program became necessary as a result of the elimination of the lake trout and salmon populations of the Great Lakes by the sea lamprey. In the fulfillment of its mission, the Commission seeks to find ways to control the sea lamprey population, and works with the states of the Great Lakes region to ensure that the Lakes are amply stocked with lake trout and salmon. The offices of the Commission are located in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
The United States members of the Commission are appointed by the President. Currently, there are two available positions on the Commission. Of these, one must be filled by an official of the federal government and one must be filled by a resident of a Great Lakes state. The Great Lakes States are Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.