Great Lakes Consortium
for Fish Consumption Advisories
The Great Lakes Consortium for Fish Consumption Advisories (Consortium) is a collaboration of fish advisory program managers from government health, water quality, and fisheries agencies in the eight U.S. states bordering the Great Lakes.
The following goals for fish consumption advisories guide the work of the Consortium:
- Use, share, and advance credible data and science;
- Evaluate the risks and benefits of consuming Great Lakes fish to develop a shared understanding among Consortium members and incorporate these messages into fish consumption advice;
- Establish and utilize best practices for communicating risks and benefits and influencing the behavior of fish consumers; and
- Maintain a strong focus in all activities on developing and disseminating consistent advice for shared waters.