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

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Art.1 Article 1 The Organization’s Name, Establishment, Seat and Legal status
Art.1.1 1. The States parties to this Agreement agree to establish and maintain an international body to be called the Eastern Pacific Tuna Fishing Organization.
Art.1.2 2. The seat of the Eastern Pacific Tuna Fishing Organization shall be in the City of Guayaquil. The Organization shall enter into and sign an Agreement with the Government of the Republic of Ecuador regarding the respective seat of the Organization, as well as corresponding Agreements with the Governments of other States Parties in whose territory offices or agencies are to be established.
Art.1.3 3. The Organization shall have its own status an a juridical entity and shall enjoy, in the course of its relations with other international organizations and within the territories of the States parties hereto, full legal powers necessary to carry out its functions and achieve its purposes. Likewise, in keeping with pertaining national legislation it shall be competent to enter into contracts, acquire and transfer chattels and real estate, as well as to file lawsuits in fulfilment of its functions.
Art.3 Article 3 Members
Art.3.1 1. The members of the Organization shall comprise Eastern Pacific Coastal Nations which sign and ratify the present Agreement.
Art.3.2 2. The present Agreement shall be open to adherence by other States whose vessels have fished the species listed in Attachment 2, and within the area of application.
Art.3.3 3. The Organization's Governing Board shall approve the admission of other members through adherence to the Agreement, respecting the principle of saturation fishing.
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.9 Article 9 Meetings of the Governing Board
Art.9.1 1. The Governing Board shall meet regularly once a year and shall hold Extraordinary Meetings at the request of at least three (3) of its members.
Art.9.2 2. Ordinary Meetings, shall be held prior to the commencement of the respective fishing season, in the place and on the date that the Governing Board itself shall decide.
Art.9.3 3. The Governing Board may only hold a valid session if a minimum of two-thirds of the States Parties to the present Agreement attends.
Art.10 Article 10 Decision-Making
Art.10.1 1. The Governing Board shall, as a rule, endeavour to have all Its decisions adopted by a consensus of the members present.
Art.10.2 2. A consensus will be necessary for the adoption of decision regarding the functions set out In Article 8, points 1, 4, 5, 8, 13, 14 and in Article 33.
Art.10.3 3. A two-thirds majority shall be necessary of States Parties present, including half plus one of Latin American Eastern Pacific Coastal States, for the adoption of decisions regarding functions established in Article 8 points 2, 3, 7 and 11.
Art.10.4 4. A two-thirds majority of the States Parties present shall be necessary for the adoption of decisions regarding the functions established in Article 8 points: 6, 9, 10 and 12.
Art.34 Article 34 Languages
Art.34.1x The official languages of the Organization shall be Spanish and English.