International Organizations in Which the United States Participates

By Laurence F. Schmeckebier | Go to book overview
Save to active project

INTERNATIONAL FISHERIES COMMISSION1 UNITED STATES AND CANADA

What is said to be the first effective international undertaking for the conservation of a high sea fishery was provided in the convention between the United States and Great Britain, signed March 2, 1923 (43 Stat. L. 1841), for the preservation of the halibut fishery in the Pacific Ocean adjacent to the United States and Canada.

At the present time the annual catch of halibut in the northern Pacific amounts to about 50,000,000 pounds, or 60 per cent of the world catch. The northern Pacific yield has an annual value of about $7,000,000. The fishery is in the high seas adjacent to 1,800 miles of the coast of the continental United States, Canada, and Alaska.2

For some years the yield of the fishery had been decreasing, and in 1916 a bill (S.4586) passed the Senate providing for a definite closed season contingent upon concurrent action by the Canadian government. Joint action by the two governments was necessary, as the fishing grounds were outside the territorial limits of both powers, and control over the fishery could be made effective only by restricting the use of vessels owned by nationals of the two powers. This bill was favorably reported to the House on January 29, 1917,3 but never came to a vote.

____________________
1
An earlier International Fisheries Commission dealing with United States-Canadian border fishery problems was created by the convention of April 11, 1908 ( Malloy, Treaties, U.S., 1776-1909, Vol. 1, p. 827; 35 Stat. L. 2000). The regulations agreed upon are given in 61 Cong. 2 sess., H. doc. 638. That Commission did not deal with the halibut fishery.
2
"Report of the International Fisheries Commission Appointed under Northern Pacific Halibut Treaty," Appendix I to Report of United States Commissioner of Fisheries for the Fiscal Year 1930, p. 1.
3
64 Cong., H. rep. 1370,

-304-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
Loading One moment ...
Project items
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
International Organizations in Which the United States Participates
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

While we understand printed pages are helpful to our users, this limitation is necessary to help protect our publishers' copyrighted material and prevent its unlawful distribution. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Full screen
/ 384

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.

Are you sure you want to delete this highlight?