Great Lakes Fisheries Convention

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1955 - Fisheries - 76 pages
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Considers Great Lakes Fisheries Convention for Joint U.S.-Canadian Fisheries research and sea lamprey control.

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Page 54 - ARTICLE I This Convention shall apply to Lake Ontario (including the St. Lawrence River from Lake Ontario to the forty-fifth parallel of latitude), Lake Erie, Lake Huron (including Lake St. Clair), Lake Michigan, Lake Superior and their connecting waters, hereinafter referred to as "the Convention Area". This Convention shall also apply to the tributaries of each of the above waters to the extent necessary to investigate any stock of fish of common concern, the taking or habitat of which is confined...
Page 2 - THE PRESIDENT, The White House: The undersigned, the Secretary of State, has the honor to lay before the President, with a view to its transmission to the Senate to receive the advice and consent of that body to ratification, if his judgment approve thereof, a...
Page 1 - To the Senate of the United States: With a view to receiving the advice and consent of the Senate to ratification...
Page 4 - Commissioner from that Government. Decisions of the Commission shall be taken by a two-thirds majority of the votes of all the Contracting Governments. 8. The Commission shall adopt, and amend as occasion may require, financial regulations and rules and by-laws for the conduct of its meetings and for the exercise of its functions and duties.
Page 6 - Convention, as well as scientific, statistical, and other data relating to the fisheries maintained by the nationals of the High Contracting Parties for the fishes covered by this Convention.
Page 55 - ... Commission through contributions made by the Contracting Parties in the form and proportion recommended by the Commission and approved by the Contracting Parties. 12. An annual budget of joint expenses shall be recommended by the Commission and submitted to the Contracting Parties for approval. 13. The Commission shall authorize the disbursement of funds for the joint expenses of the Commission and may employ personnel and acquire facilities necessary for the performance of its functions.
Page 5 - Commission shall have the following duties : (a) to formulate a research program or programs designed to determine the need for measures to make possible the maximum sustained productivity of any stock of fish in the Convention Area which, in the opinion of the Commission, is of common concern to the fisheries of the United States of America and Canada and to determine what measures are best adapted for such purpose ; b) to coordinate research made pursuant to such programs and, if necessary, to...
Page 54 - Being concerned over the serious damage to some of these fisheries caused by the parasitic sea lamprey and the continuing threat which this lamprey constitutes for other fisheries, Recognizing that joint and coordinated efforts by the United States of America and Canada are essential in order to determine the need for and the type of measures which will make possible the maximum sustained productivity in Great Lakes...
Page 30 - ... administration. In the event, however, the Commission fails within a reasonable period of time to recommend unanimously such line or lines, it is agreed that the matter shall be referred to a special committee of scientists consisting of three competent and disinterested persons, no one of whom shall be a national of a Contracting Party, selected by mutual agreement of all Parties for the determination of this matter.
Page 6 - It shall remain in force for ten years and shall continue in force thereafter until terminated as provided herein. 3. Either Party may, by giving one year's written notice to the other Party, terminate the present Treaty at the end of the initial ten-year period or at any time thereafter. IN WITNESS WHEREOF the respective Plenipotentiaries have signed the present Treaty and have affixed hereunto their seals.

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