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Paragraphs in "Convention On Fishing And Conservation Of The Living Resources In The Baltic Sea And the Belts" coded as HOBS

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Art.5.1 1. An International Baltic Sea Fishery Commission, hereinafter referred to as "the Commission", is hereby established for the purposes of this Convention.
Art.5.2 2. Each Contracting State may appoint not more than two representatives as members of the Commission and such experts and advisers to assist them as that State may determine.
Art.5.3 3. The Commission shall elect a Chairman and a ViceChairman from amongst its members who shall serve for a period of four years and who shall be eligible for reelection, but not for two consecutive terms of office. The Chairman and the ViceChairman shall be elected from the representatives of different Contracting States.
Art.5.4 4. A member of the Commission elected as its Chairman shall forthwith cease to act as a representative of a State and shall not vote. The State concerned shall have the right to appoint another representative to serve in the Chairman's place.
Art.6.1 1. The Office of the Commission shall be in Warsaw.
Art.6.2 2. The Commission shall appoint its Secretary and as it may require appropriate staff to assist him.
Art.6.3 3. The Commission shall adopt its rules of procedure and other provisions which the Commission shall consider necessary for its work.
Art.7.1 1. The Commission shall adopt its financial rules.
Art.7.2 2. The Commission shall adopt a two years budget of proposed expenditures and budget estimates for the fiscal period following thereafter.
Art.7.3 3. The total amount of the budget including any supplementary budget shall be contributed by the Contracting Parties according to the following formula:
Art.7.3.a a) one-third of the budget shall be divided equally among the Contracting Parties,
Art.7.3.b b) two-third of the budget shall be divided in proportion to the TACs available to the Contracting Parties in accordance with the Financial regulations for the Commission
Art.7.4 4. Each Contracting State shall pay the expenses related to the participation in the Commission of its representatives, experts and advisers.
Art.8.1 1. Except where the Commission decides otherwise, it shall hold its sessions every two years in Warsaw at such time as it shall deem suitable. Upon the request of a representative of a Contracting State in the Commission, provided it is endorsed by a representative of another Contracting State, the Chairman of the Commission shall, as soon as possible, summon an extraordinary session at such time and place as he determines, however not later than three months from the date of the submission of the request.
Art.8.2 2. The first session of the Commission shall be called by the Depositary Government of this Convention and shall take place within a period of ninety days from the date following the entry into force of this Convention.
Art.8.3 3. Each Contracting State shall have one vote in the Commission. Decisions and recommendations of the Commission shall be taken by a twothird majority of votes of the Contracting States, present and voting at the meeting, provided, however, that any recommendation relating to areas under the fisheries jurisdiction of one or more Contracting States shall enter into force for these States only in case they have given affirmative vote thereto.
Art.8.4 4. English shall be the working language of the Commission. The languages of the Signatory States are the official languages of the Commission. Only recommendations, decisions and resolutions of the Commission shall be made in these languages. At meetings of the Commission any Contracting State has the right to have all the proceedings translated into its own language. All the costs related to such translations shall be borne by that State.
Art.15.1 1. The Commission shall cooperate with other international organizations having related objectives.
Art.15.2 2. The Commission may extend an invitation to any international organization concerned or to the Government of any State, not a party to this Convention, to participate as an observer in the sessions of` the Commission or meetings of its subsidiary bodies.