THE MARINE MAMMAL COMMISSION COMPENDIUM
MULTILATERAL / FISHERIES
Volume(s) 1-3; pages 1192-1193
Amendment to the International Convention for the High Seas Fisheries of the North Pacific Ocean, Seattle, 1959
Done at Seattle 7 November 1959
*( This Amendment was terminated on 2\~April 1962. It was replaced by the Amendment of 11 November 1961 (see page 1194).>
Primary source citation: 11 UST 1503, TIAS 4493
INTERNATIONAL NORTH PACIFIC FISHERIES COMMISSION ESTABLISHED BY CONVENTION BETWEEN CANADA, JAPAN AND THE UNITED STATES FOR THE CONSERVATION OF THE FISHERIES RESOURCES OF THE NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
OFFICES: 6640 N.W. MARINE DRIVE VANCOUVER 8, B.C. Phone CAstle 4-0722 Cable Address: ‘NORTHCOM’
SECRETARIAT: ROY I. JACKSON Executive Director DR. HIROSHI KASAHARA Assistant Director
MAY 9, 1960
The Honorable CHRISTIAN HERTER, Secretary of State, Washington 25, D.C.
Under date of November 12, 1959, I had the honour to transmit to the Governments of the United States, Canada and Japan a recommendation made by the International North Pacific Fisheries Commission to the effect that Alaskan herring be removed from the Annex to the International Convention for the High Seas Fisheries of the North Pacific Ocean.
Subsequently, the Commission received replies from the three Contracting Parties to the effect that the recommendation was acceptable to their Governments. However, the acceptance from your Government contained the view that the action recommended by the Commission would not become effective until all of the Contracting Parties had accepted appropriate language for the amendment of the Annex to the Convention. Your Government assumed that the Commission would wish to recommend such language.
The Commission, in accordance with the provisions of Article VII of the Convention, therefore recommends that paragraph 1 section (b) of the Annex to the Convention be amended (by replacement of the present wording) to read as follows:
‘(b) Herring (Clupea pallasii). The Convention area off the coast of Canada and off the coast of the United States of America south of the entrance to the Strait of Juan de Fuca in which commercial fishing for herring of North American origin is being or can be prosecuted.’
Attached to this letter and marked by my signature and the date of this letter, is the Japanese-language version of the above recommendation, equally authentic.
In order that the procedure envisaged by Article VII of the Convention may be completed at the earliest possible moment, the Commission would appreciate a prompt response to its recommendation.
With assurances of our highest esteem,
INTERNATIONAL NORTH PACIFIC FISHERIES COMMISSION
Roy I. Jackson, Executive Director.