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Wild Animal Law of Canada

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Great Lakes Fisheries Convention Act (Canada) ('GLFCA')

(current to 01 April 2016)

Note Re Application of the Great Lakes Fisheries Convention Act

This law bears on the wildlife issues of:
  • PROTECTION
  • EXTERMINATION
The full current text of this legislation (including regulations) may be viewed at the Canada statute website.

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The Great Lakes Fisheries Convention Act R.S.C., 1985, c. F-17 ("GLFCA") is Canada's implementing statute of the 1954 Convention on Great Lakes Fisheries between Canada and the United States of America (the "Convention"). The Convention is directed as preserving and maximizing Great Lakes fisheries through research and international joint efforts.

It operates through the bi-national Great Lakes Fishery Commission (link is to it's website). In particular it addresses the negative fisheries impact of the invasive sea lamprey, through it's Sea Lamprey Control Program (primarily through use of lampricide poisons).


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