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Great Lakes Fisheries Convention Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. F-17)

Act current to 2022-01-12 and last amended on 2007-07-01. Previous Versions

Great Lakes Fisheries Convention Act

R.S.C., 1985, c. F-17

An Act to implement a Convention on Great Lakes Fisheries between Canada and the United States

Short Title

Marginal note:Short title

 This Act may be cited as the Great Lakes Fisheries Convention Act.

  • R.S., c. F-15, s. 1


Marginal note:Definitions

 In this Act,


Commission means the Great Lakes Fishery Commission established under the Convention; (Commission)


Convention means the Convention on Great Lakes Fisheries between Canada and the United States of America set out in the schedule. (Convention)

  • R.S., c. F-15, s. 2

Convention and Regulations

Marginal note:Convention approved

 The Convention is hereby approved and confirmed.

  • R.S., c. F-15, s. 3

Marginal note:Regulations

 Notwithstanding any other Act, the Governor in Council may make regulations for carrying out and giving effect to the provisions of the Convention and anything done by the Commission thereunder.

  • R.S., c. F-15, s. 4

Marginal note:Offence and punishment

 Every person who contravenes any regulation made pursuant to section 4 is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year or to both.

  • R.S., c. F-15, s. 4

Jurisdiction of Courts

Marginal note:Jurisdiction of courts

 All courts, justices of the peace and provincial court judges in Canada have the same jurisdiction with respect to offences under regulations made under section 4 as they have under sections 257 and 258 of the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 with respect to offences under that Act, and those sections apply to offences under regulations made under section 4 in the same manner and to the same extent as they apply to offences under the Canada Shipping Act, 2001.

  • R.S., 1985, c. F-17, s. 6
  • R.S., 1985, c. 27 (1st Supp.), s. 203
  • 1990, c. 44, s. 18
  • 2001, c. 26, s. 303


Marginal note:Duration

 This Act shall continue in force until a day to be fixed by proclamation of the Governor in Council following termination of the Convention.

  • R.S., c. F-15, s. 6
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