Newfoundland; Economic, Diplomatic, and Strategic Studies

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IX
THE FOREIGN FISHING VESSELS ACT OF 1905

THE refusal of the United States Senate to ratify the Bond-Hay Convention aroused both disappointment and resentment in Newfoundland.1 The Bond Government decided to withdraw the privileges exercised by American fishermen under the Washington protocol of 1888. Moreover, Bond subjected the Convention of 1818 to a searching scrutiny, and in 1905 he raised an entirely new point which had escaped observation during almost a century of diplomatic correspondence. This was the question as to whether the United States had any right under the terms of that convention to fish in the bays, harbours or creeks of Newfoundland. He pointed out that, while the convention granted American fishermen "the liberty to take fish" . . . on the coasts, bays, harbours and creeks of the Labrador, it made no mention of the bays, harbours and creeks of Newfoundland, but accorded the right of fishing simply on the "coast" of Newfoundland. Bond deduced from this variation in the terminology of these two clauses of the convention that although United States vessels could fish on the coasts, bays, harbours, and creeks of the Labrador within the limits specified by the convention, their fishing rights on the treaty coast of Newfoundland itself were confined to the coast proper, and did not entitle them to enter any of the bays, harbours or creeks of Newfoundland for the purpose of catching fish. This contention was repudiated by the United States, but Bond continued to assert it and his persistence eventually led to its submission to the Hague Tribunal in 1910.

Of much more immediate importance, however, was the change in tactics towards the United States, as indicated by

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Governor's opening Speech, 31st March, 1905. J. of H. of A., 1905, p. 8.

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