Great Lakes Fisheries Commission

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Organizational Purpose Described as:
– river basin organization
– formal commission




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The bilateral commission was established 1955 and is based upon the Canadian-U.S. Convention on Great Lakes Fisheries. It covers the St. Lawrence River and includes Canada and the United States.

Secretariat

Functions of the secretariat include: and Secretariat serves as the primary interface between the Commission and those with whom the Commission interacts, directs program and business management efforts, and provides decision support on a wide range of issues.[1]

Organizational Bodies

Organizational bodies include: Commission and Secretariat.[1]

Decision-making Mechanisms

Each section shall have one vote; decision or recommendation of the commission shall be made only with the approval of both sections.[1]

  1. ^ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Schmeir, Susanne. International River Basin Organization Database. Oregon State University Program in Water Conflict Management and Transformation. Accessed online April 30 2014. http://www.transboundarywaters.orst.edu/research/RBO/index.html

External Links

  • International River Basin Organization database — The International RBO Database was created by Susanne Schmeir as part of her PhD research and has been incorporated into the resources hosted by the Transboundary Freshwater Disputes Database at Oregon State University. It is available in a queryable online form, data download.

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