Environment and Statecraft: The Strategy of Environmental Treaty-Making

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Appendix 2.1 Preservation and Protection of Fur Seals

Convention signed at Washington July 7, 1911; exchange of notes of July 7, 1911, respecting a British reservation; note of July 18, 1911, withdrawing reservation

Senate advice and consent to ratification of the convention July 24, 1911

Ratified by the President of the United States November 24, 1911

Ratifications exchanged at Washington December 12, 1911

Proclaimed by the President of the United States December 14, 1911

Entered into force December 15, 1911

Terminated October 23, 19411

37 Stat. 1542, Treaty Series 564 (convention); Department of State files, Protocols of the International Fur Seal Conference, 1911, p. 38 (notes)


CONVENTION

The United States of America, His Majesty the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, Emperor of India, His Majesty the Emperor of Japan, and His Majesty the Emperor of all the Russias, being desirous of adopting effective means for the preservation and protection of the fur seals which frequent the waters of the North Pacific Ocean, have resolved to conclude a Convention for the purpose, and to that end have named as their Plenipotentiaries:

The President of the United States of America, the Honorable Charles Nagel, Secretary of Commerce and Labor of the United States, and the Honorable Chandler P. Anderson, Counselor of the Department of State of the United States;

His Britannic Majesty, the Right Honorable James Bryce, of the Order of Merit, his Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary at Washington, and Joseph Pope, Esquire, Commander of the Royal Victorian Order and Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George, Under Secretary of State of Canada for External Affairs;

His Majesty the Emperor of Japan, Baron Yasuya Uchida, Jusammi, Grand Cordon of the Imperial Order of the Rising Sun, his Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary at Washington; and the Honorable Hitoshi Dauké, Shoshii, Third Class of the Imperial Order of the Rising Sun, Director of the Bureau of Fisheries, Department of Agriculture and Commerce;

His Majesty the Emperor of all the Russias, the Honorable Pierre Botkine, Chamberlain of His Majesty's Court, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Morocco, and Baron Boris Nolde, of the Foreign Office;

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