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CANADA-HALIBUT FISHERY-JANUARY 29, 1937 Convention between the United States of America and Canadarevising the January 29, 1937 convention for the preservation of halibut fishery of Northern Pacific [T S. No.9171 Ocean and Bering Sea. Signed at Ottawa, January29,1937; ratifica- tion advised by the Senate, March 23, 1937; ratified by the President, March 29, 1937; ratified by His Majesty in respect of Canada, June 26, 1937; ratificationsexchanged at Ottawa, July 28, 1937; proclaimed, August 4, 1937. BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. A PROCLAMATION. WHEREmA a Convention between the United States of America and Canada, revising the Convention for the preservation of the halibut fishery of the northern Pacific Ocean and Bering Sea, signed at Ottawa May 9, 1930, was concluded and signed by their respective Plenipotentiaries at Ottawa, on the twenty-ninth day of January, one thousand nine hundred and thirty-seven, the original of which Convention is word for word as follows: The President of the United States of America, And His Majesty the King of Great Britain, Ireland, and the British dominions beyond the Seas, Emperor of India, in respect of the Dominion of Canada, Desiring to provide more effectively for the preservation of the halibut fishery of the northern Pacific Ocean and Bering Sea, have resolved to conclude a convention revising the convention for the preservation of that fishery signed on their behalf at Ottawa on May 9, 1930, and have named as their plenipotentiaries for that purpose, The President of the United States of America: Norman Armour, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipoten- tiary of the United States of America to Canada; and His Majesty for the Dominion of Canada: The Right Honourable William Lyon Mackenzie King, Prime Minister and Secretary of State for External Affairs; Who, after having communicated to each other their respective full powers, found in good and due form, have agreed upon the fol- lowing articles: ARTICLE I The nationals and inhabitants and fishing vessels and boats of the United States of America and of Canada, respectively, are hereby prohibited from fishing for halibut (Hippoglossus) both in the ter- ritorial waters and in the high seas off the western coasts of the United States of America, including the southern as well as the west- ern coasts of Alaska, and of Canada, from the first day of November next after the date of the exchange of ratifications of this Conven- tion to the fifteenth day of the following February, both days inclu- sive, and within the same period yearly thereafter. The International Fisheries Commission provided for by Article III is hereby empowered, subject to the approval of the President of the United States of America and of the Governor General of Halibut fishery, Northern Pacific Ocean and Bering Sea. Convention with Canada. Preamble. 47 Stat. 1872. Contracting Powers. Plenipotentiarles. Halibut fishing. Closed seasons and prohibited waters. International Fish- eries Commission, powers, etc.