THE MARINE MAMMAL COMMISSION COMPENDIUM
MULTILATERAL / FISHERIES
Volume(s) 1-3; pages 1194-1195
Amendment to the International Convention for the High Seas Fisheries of the North Pacific Ocean, Tokyo, 1961
Done at Tokyo 11 November 1961
*( This Amendment was terminated on 8 May 1963. It was replaced by the Amendment of 17\~November 1962 (see page 1196).>
Primary source citation: 13 UST 372, TIAS 4992
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
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SECRETARIAT: ROY I. JACKSON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR HIROSHI KASAHARA ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
DECEMBER 1, 1961. The Honourable DEAN RUSK, Secretary of State, Washington 25, D.C.
On behalf of the International North Pacific Fisheries Commission, I have the honour to transmit to your Government the following recommendation with respect to the removal of herring off the coast of the United States of America south of the entrance to the Strait of Juan de Fuca from the Annex to the International Convention for the High Seas Fisheries of the North Pacific Ocean:
‘Whereas the International North Pacific Fisheries Commission, in performing the functions described in Article III (1) (a) of the Convention, has determined that the herring stocks off the coast of the United States of America south of the entrance to the Strait of Juan de Fuca no longer meet the conditions of Article IV of the Convention, it is recommended:
1. That the stocks of herring described above be removed from the Annex to the International Convention for the High Seas Fisheries of the North Pacific Ocean.
2. That, in order to accomplish the above, and in accordance with the provisions of Article VII of the Convention, that paragraph 1, section (b) of the Annex to the Convention (as amended on May 24, 1960) be amended to read as follows:
(b) Herring (Clupea pallasii)
The Convention area off the coast of Canada in which commercial fishing for herring of Canadian origin is being or can be prosecuted.’
The above recommendation was adopted by the Commission during the course of its Eighth Annual Meeting, at a plenary session held on November 11, 1961. Kindly note that the paragraph beginning ‘(b)’ above contains the Commission's proposal for language to amend the Annex to the Convention. Since the Convention is written in two equally authentic languages, Japanese and English, I have attached to this letter a copy of the proposed amendment to the Annex in Japanese. This proposed amendment is identified by my signature and the date of this letter.
The Commission would appreciate being advised of the views of your Government on the acceptance of its recommendations.
With assurances of our highest esteem,
Yours very truly,
INTERNATIONAL NORTH PACIFIC FISHERIES COMMISSION