Commission on the Environment and Water Quality MINUTES April 17, 2014 7:00 pm

CALL TO ORDER: Chairperson Pfund called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm

MEMBERS PRESENT:  A roll call of members was taken and a quorum was present.

Maureen Pfund

Barry LaRoy

Richard Micka

Brian Egen

Hal Weakly

Special Guests – Melanie Foose – MDEQ – Lake Erie Fishery Workshop Meeting

Excused  Dan Stefanski, Gloria Rafko, Issac Owens, Bonnie Finzel-Doster

Motion to accept the meeting minutes from March 13, 2014 by Richard Micka; second by Barry LaRoy. Motion passed.

After the Call to Order and approval of Meeting Minutes the Meeting was handed over to Jim Francis ~ MDNR to open up the Lake Erie Fisheries Workshop 2014.

Presentation were given to the COTE and General Public.

            MDNR Creel and Catch Reports, Management Regulations, FAQ – Jim Francis

Invasive Species and Asian Carp Report – Seth Herbst

Algal Bloom impact on Fishery – Tim Davis

SCDRS Fish Spawning Reefs – Mary Bohling

After a Q and A session with COTE members and Audience members the Workshop was closed and the Regular COTE meeting continued.

Sign Up Date – Brian Egen – the signs look great, they should be installed by May 1, 2014.

It was discussed to see if we could get a “placemat Version” for the week of the Fishing Derby.

ADJOURN – Motion made by Barry LaRoy, second by Richard Micka 9:30 pm