THE MARINE MAMMAL COMMISSION COMPENDIUM
BILATERAL / CANADA
Volume(s) 1-3; pages 2794-2795
Protocol Amending the Convention of August 16, 1916 for the Protection of Migratory Birds in Canada and the United States of America, Ottawa, 1979
Done at Ottawa 30 January 1979
Not in force
Primary source citation: Senate Executive W, 96th Congress, 2d Session, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, 1980
PROTOCOL AMENDING THE CONVENTION OF AUGUST 16, 1916 FOR THE PROTECTION OF MIGRATORY BIRDS IN CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
The Government of Canada and the Government of the United States of America,
Desirous of amending the Migratory Birds Convention signed at Washington on August 16, 1916,
Have agreed as follows:
Article 2 of the Convention of August 16, 1916 for the Protection of Migratory Birds in Canada and the United States is amended by adding the following additional paragraph:
‘Notwithstanding any other provision of this Convention, the High Contracting Powers may, without prejudice to those rights accorded to Indians by sub-paragraph 1 of the first paragraph of this Article and to Eskimos and Indians by sub-paragraph 3 of the said first paragraph, authorize by statute, regulation, or decree the taking of migratory birds and the collection of their eggs by the indigenous inhabitants of the State of Alaska and the Indians and Inuit of Canada for their own nutritional and other essential needs (as determined by the competent authority of each High Contracting Power), during any period of the year in accordance with seasons established by the competent authority of each High Contracting Power respectively, so as to provide for the preservation and maintenance of stocks of migratory birds.’
This Protocol shall be subject to ratification. It shall enter into force on the date of exchange of instruments of ratification which shall take place at Washington as soon as possible.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF the undersigned, being duly authorized for this purpose by their respective Governments, have signed the present Protocol.
DONE in duplicate at Ottawa this 30th day of January, 1979 in the English and French languages, each version being equally authentic.
[Signature] For the Government of Canada
Cecil D. Andrus For the Government of the United States of America