Great Lakes Fishery Commission

The GLFC is a bi-national organization that was created in 1955 under the Convention on Great Lakes Fisheries between Canada and the United States.  The main responsibilities of the GLFC are to: (i) develop a binational research program aimed at sustaining Great Lakes fish stocks; (ii) coordinate or conduct research consistent with that program; (iii) recommend measures to governments that protect and improve the fishery; (iv) formulate and implement a comprehensive sea lamprey control program; and (v) publish or authorize publication of scientific and other information critical to sustaining the fishery.