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Paragraphs in "Agreement Creating The Eastern Pacific Tuna Fishing Organization" coded as SECS

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Art.7 Article 7 Organic Structure
Art.7.1 1. The Organization shall be made up of the following principal bodies:
Art.7.1.a A. The Governing Board is the Organization's supreme body, and is comprised of representatives from all the States Parties. Each Member State shall have one representative on the Governing Board with the right to one vote, and may also accredit the technical, scientific and auxiliary personnel it deems advisable, according to the respective rules of procedure.
Art.7.1.a.ix The Presidency of the Governing Board for each of the meetings shall be held for one year, by each State in turn, in alphabetical rotation. At the first Ordinary Meeting the Presidency shall be filled by the State in which the Organization's headquarters are located.
Art.7.1.a.iix The President shall remain in office until the next Ordinary Meeting and shall preside over all Extraordinary Meetings held during this period. While carrying out this office the President or substitute shall be replaced as his/her Government's Representative by a delegate nominated for this purpose.
Art.7.1.b B. The Scientific Committee which is the advisory body to the Governing Board and its Secretariat, is comprised of a representative named by each States Party, selected by its scientific community. This Committee shall be the responsibility of a Research Coordinator; and
Art.7.1.c C. The Secretariat, which is the Organization's executive organ, shall be the responsibility of an Executive Secretary.
Art.7.2 2. The Governing Board may establish such subsidiary organs as it deems necessary.
Art.8 Article 8 Functions of the Governing Board
Art.8.0x The Governing Board shall have the following functions
Art.8.1 1. The drawing up of the Organization's general policy and the supervision of compliance with its objectives;
Art.8.2 2. Adoption of measures based on recommendations made by the Scientific Committee, for conserving species covered by this Agreement when so required, including:
Art.8.2.a A. Establishing a maximum permissible global annual quota of catch per species in the Agreement's area of application, which shall include the sum total of the national quotas fixed by each coastal State for the seas adjacent to and within 200 miles of its coastline.
Art.8.2.b B. Establishment of annual guidelines fixing open and closed fishing seasons for species requiring conservation measures, according to the best available scientific evidence; and
Art.8.2.c C. Determining the allowable incidental fishing levels.
Art.8.3 3. Establishment of specific guidelines for the Executive Secretary to issue Annual international Fishing Permits of Licences to vessels of Member States for fishing the high seas within the Agreement's area of application.
Art.8.4 4. Modification of the Agreement's area of application on the high seas, when so recommended by the Scientific Committee.
Art.8.5 5. Modification of the list of species contained in Attachment (2) when so recommended by the Scientific Committee.
Art.8.6 6. Endeavour to obtain the services and resources of competent national or International agencies or bodies for scientific and technical purposes, according to the present Agreement's objectives.
Art.8.7 7. Determination, for the effects of paragraph 3 of Article 3 and based on the best available information, as to when a species covered by the Agreement is being exploited at or close to the level of maximum sustainable yield, and the conservation of which may be endangered by the additional participation of new States in the fishing of same. In such case the Governing Board shall declare a fishing saturation point and members shall cooperate with the Organization to implement this declaration.
Art.8.8 8. Approval of the admission of new members to the Organization, respecting the principle of overfishing, according to the terms set out in paragraph 3 of Article 3 of the present Agreement.
Art.8.9 9. Designation and replacement of the Executive Secretary of the Organization.
Art.8.10 10. Designation and replacement of the Scientific Research Coordinator.
Art.8.11 11. Take decisions relating to the Organization's budget.
Art.8.12 12. Charge the Executive secretary with carrying out activities and functions considered relevant, as well as approval, should the need arise, of initiatives submitted by said official.
Art.8.13 13. Approval of its own rules of procedure, those of the Scientific Committee and those of the Secretariat; and
Art.8.14 14. Exercise any other powers granted to it under the present Agreement.
Art.14 Article 14 The Secretariat
Art.14.1 1. The Secretariat shall provide the necessary services for carrying out the Organization's activities, and shall be comprised of officers and personnel designated by the Executive Secretary, based on the assigned personnel chart approved by the Governing Board.
Art.14.2 2. The Executive Secretary is the Organization's legal representative and is responsible for the Secretariat's compliance with its functions. Same shall be designated by the Governing Board for a period of three years and may be re-elected for one more similar period. In the event of resignation or removal the Governing Board shall immediately proceed to elect a new Executive Secretary, who shall carry out these functions for a new period.
Art.14.3 3. The Executive Secretary shall be a high level professional, citizen of an Eastern Pacific Coastal State Member of the Organization but of different nationality from the Scientific Research Coordinator and shall be well versed in the problems of tuna fishing and shall hold the post of International Officer.
Art.14.4 4. In fulfilment of their duties the Organization's Executive Secretary and staff shall refrain from acting in any way whatsoever which would be incompatible with their status an international officers. Likewise they shall not have any financial interest whatsoever in exploration, exploitation, marketing or other activities relating to the matters covered by this Agreement. Lastly they should maintain as confidential, even after their departure from office, all such confidential information as came to their knowledge, during their tenure.