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Researcher: 
Mitchell
Treaty Name and Text
Agreement Name: 
Agreement Between The Government Of United States of America And The Government Of People's Republic Of China Concerning Fisheries Off The Coast Of The United States
Possible Sources (additional): 
LEX-FAOC008792; bi8792.pdf; Treaties and Other International Acts Series 11802, pp. 1-5.
Signature/Entry into Force/Termination
Signature Date (yyyy-mm-dd): 
1985-07-23
Signature Year: 
1985
Treaty Type
Multilateral / Bilateral / Other - New: 
Agreement Type Level 3: 
E (environment) Code (agreement is environmental or not): 
Environmental
Source for E (environmental) code: 
Title
Text used for E (environmental) coding: 
Agreement Between The Government Of United States of America And The Government Of People's Republic Of China Concerning Fisheries Off The Coast Of The United States
Specific words used to code agreement as E (environmental): 
fish
Lineage
Lineage: 
Not Yet Assigned
Sequence: 
100.000
Secretariat and auspices
Secretariat: 
Legacy
Hidden fields
Version: 
2007.10
Inclusion Auto-Generated: 
BEA - Bilateral Environmental Agreements
Subject: 
Species/Fauna/Fish
Category: 
ENV/FISH
Deletable
Treaty Text (legacy)
Notes (incl. non-URL source for text): 
The Agreement is signed at Washington on 23 July 1985, and amended by Agreement effected by exchange of Notes dated at Washington 24 July and 6 August 1987.; The Agreement is signed at Washington on 23 July 1985, and amended by Agreement effected by exchange of Notes dated at Washington 24 July and 6 August 1987.; This Agreement provi des for the allocation of a portion of the total allowable catch of the United States to qualifying vessels of the PRC, access of vessels flying the flag of the PRC to the exclusive economic zone of the United States and the control over fishing operations and conduct of Chinese vessels and enforcement of United States fishing laws and regulations. The purposes of the Agreement is outlined in article I. The Government of the U.S. shall determine each year the total allowable catch, the harvest ing capacity of U.S. vessels, the total allowable catch portion to be allocated to foreign vessels and the allocation of part of that portion that may be made available to Chinese vessels (art. III). Article IV outlines the factors on the basis of which the decision to allocate catch quotas shall be taken. The Government of the PRC shall cooperate with and assist the U.S. in the development of the U.S. fishing industry (art. V). The Government of the PRC shall take all necessary measures to ensu re that nationals and vessels of the PRC shall comply with provisions of this Agreement and applicable laws of the U.S. (art. VI). The Government of the PRC may submit an application to the Government of the U.S. for a permit for each fishing vessel of the PRC that wishes to engage in fishing in the EEZ pursuant to this Agreement. Such application shall be prepared and processed in accordance with Annex I (art. VII). Under article VIII China shall ensure that its nationals shall refrain from h arassing, hunting, capturing or killing any marine mammals with the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone. The remaining articles provide, inter alia, for: Marking of vessels; observers on board of Chinese vessels; appointment of agents; minimization of gear conflicts (art. IX); assistance in enforcement by the PRC (art. X); enforcement measures and penalties (art. XI); scientific research (art XII), consultations (art. XIII); reciprocity of fishing rights (art. XV).(2 Annexes form integrated part of the Agreement: Application and Permit Procedures [I]; Procedures Relating to United States Port Calls [II]).; FAO Descriptors: 110; 105; 020; 029; 044; 045; 003; 004; 032
Member Code: 
USA,CHN,
Members: 
United States,China,
OrigMEAgrees: 
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