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Great Lakes Fish Monitoring Program

The GLFMP program consists of two separate tasks to monitor   contaminants in whole predator fish and in game fish fillets:     1) Open Lakes Trend Monitoring Program for whole fish, monitors   contaminant trends in whole-fish composites of 6   to 7   mm lake   trout from Lakes Michigan, Huron, Ontario and Superior and of 45  to   55  mm walleye from Lake Erie. The fish will be analyzed to assess   temporal trends in organic contaminants in the open waters and to   assess the risks of contaminants found on the health of the fish and   the wildlife that consumes them.     2) Game Fish Fillet Monitoring Program, monitors potential human   exposure to contaminants through consumption of popular sport fish,   as well as, providing temporal trend data for top predator species.   Coho salmon and Chinook salmon will be collected from Lakes   Michigan, Huron Ontario, and Superior, and rainbow trout will be   collected from Lake Erie during the fall spawning run. Composites of   fillets from each species will be analyzed for organic contaminants   to assess potential human exposure.     (human health); (Lake Erie); (Lake Ontario); (Lake Huron); (Lake   Michigan); (Lake Superior); (monitoring); (fish consumption); (fish   consumption advisory); (fish consumption advisories); (lake trout);   (trout); (walleye); (rainbow trout); (toxic organics); (persistent   organic chemicals); (persistent organic chemical); (POP); (POP's);   (POPs); (chemicals of concern); (chemical of concern); (toxic   metal); (toxic metals); (mercury); (Hg); (coho salmon); (chinook   salmon); (salmon)

In progress
Start Date
End Date
Scope of Study
Field Investigation
Laboratory Investigation
Scale of Phenomena
Impact of Pollutants
Toxic Metals
Toxic Organics
Resource Management
Lake Basin Connecting Channels
Lake Erie
Lake Huron
Lake Michigan
Lake Ontario
Lake Superior
Region Being Monitored
Near and OpenShore Waters
Resource Being Monitored
Emission / Release / Discharge / Waste Management
Human Health
Beneficial Use Impairment Assessments
Added Costs to Agriculture or Industry
Compliance with Environmental Quality Objectives
Restrictions on Drinking Water Consumption or Taste and Odour Problems
Tainting of Fish and Wildlife Populations
Annex Numbers
Persistent Toxic Substances
Specific Objectives for toxic substances and effluents
Surveillance and Monitoring
  • Annex Numbers
    Annex Numbers
    Persistent Toxic Substances
    Specific Objectives for toxic substances and effluents
    Surveillance and Monitoring
  • Annex 17

The Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Research Inventory is an
interactive, Internet-based, searchable database created as a tool to collect and disseminate
up-to-date information about research projects in the
Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Region.