THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES ROBERT DAVISON TO THE GREAT LAKES FISHERY COMMISSION
The President today announced his intent to appoint Robert Davison as Federal Government Commissioner to the Great Lakes Fishery Commission, United States Section.
Mr. Davison presently serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife and Parks at the Department of Interior. Prior to joining the Department of Interior, Mr. Davison worked on the Senate Committee on the Environment where he assisted committee members with the development and enactment of legislation dealing with fisheries, wildlife, endangered species, wetlands, and oil pollution issues.
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 Great Lakes States are Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.