West Hawk Lake zoning initiative projects (2005-2014) were developed by CAHC to reduce foreign animal disease (FAD) impacts on the Canadian livestock industry health and trade.  For example, the incursion of FMD would have a multi-million dollar impact on Canada.  Global recognition of livestock monitoring and controls at the ON-MB border (WHL site) would help re-establish commerce much more quickly after onset of a FAD, thereby reducing financial impact on Canada.  WHL projects contributed significant documented data about cross Canada livestock movement and provided background information to CFIA in the development of the livestock movement regulation component of Canada’s agri-food traceability system.

See attached summary report that includes project data summary and recommendations.  Zoning strategies continue to be a critical aspect of CFIA’s approach to effective FAD control and progress continues via the US-CAN Regulatory Cooperation Council, QUAD, OIE, and other initiatives.