GREAT LAKES FISHERY COMMISSION HONORS CAPTAIN DENNY GRINOLD FOR EXCEPTIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO PARTNERSHIPS
SAULT STE. MARIE, ON—The Great Lakes Fishery Commission today presented Captain Denny Grinold, Chair of the Committee of Advisors of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission and past president of the Michigan Charter Boat Association, with the C.D. “Buzz” Besadny Award for fostering Great Lakes partnerships. The award, which the commission presents annually, recognized Captain Grinold for his tireless commitment to protecting and enhancing Great Lakes’ resources through determined participation in, and cultivation of, partnerships between anglers, the charter boat industry, Michigan DNRE, and the Great Lakes Fishery Commission.
Mr. Grinold, foremost a charter boat captain on Lake Michigan out of Grand Haven, Michigan has made extraordinary efforts to bring a diverse group of stakeholders on the Great Lakes together to solve many of its most pressing problems, including the Asian carp issue and investigating the potential for wind energy. Captain Grinold is currently serving, by appointment from Governor Granholm, on the Michigan Great Lakes Wind Council.
“In a unique relationship with the Great Lakes, Denny spends his time on the waters