International Convention on Great Lakes Fisheries

  • J. L. McHugh
Part of the Lecture Notes on Coastal and Estuarine Studies book series (COASTAL, volume 10)


This Convention was first signed by Canada and the United States in 1946, but was never ratified, because there was vigorous opposition to a provision which granted authority to a proposed commission which would regulate the fisheries of all the Great Lakes. Intensified and continuing problems of conservation of Great Lakes fishery resources, and especially severe depradations of the parasitic sea lamprey, (Petromyzon marinus) brought about a demand that a new treaty be negotiated. A draft was prepared, and after several meetings a treaty was signed. Instruments of ratification were exchanged, and the Convention became effective in 1955. The first meeting of the Commission created under the Convention was held late in 1956.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. L. McHugh
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  1. 1.Marine Sciences Research CenterState University of New York at Stony BrookLong IslandUSA

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