Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 50 Part 2.djvu/453

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CANADA-SOCKEYE SALMON FISHERIES-MAY 26, 1930 1359 as nearly as may be practicable, an equal portion of the fish that may be caught each year to be taken by the fishermen of each High Con- tracting Party. ARTICLE VIII Each High Contracting Party shall be responsible for the enforce- ment of the orders and regulations adopted by the Commission under the authority of this Convention, in the portion of its waters covered by the Convention. Except as hereinafter provided in Article IX of this Convention, each High Contracting Party shall be responsible, in respect of its own nationals and inhabitants and vessels and boats, for the enforce- ment of the orders and regulations adopted by the Commission, under the authority of this Convention, on the High Seas embraced in para- graph numbered 1 of Article I of the Convention. Each High Contracting Party shall acquire and place at the dis- position of the Commission any land within its territory required for the construction and maintenance of hatcheries, rearing ponds, and other such facilities as set forth in Article III. ARTICLE IX Every national or inhabitant, vessel or boat of the United States of America or of the Dominion of Canada, that engages in sock- eye salmon fishing on the High Seas embraced in paragraph numbered 1 of Article I of this Convention, in violation of an order or regulation adopted by the Commission, under the authority of this Convention, may be seized and detained by the duly authorized officers of either High Contracting Party, and when so seized and detained shall be delivered by the said officers, as soon as practicable, to an authorized official of the country to which such person, vessel or boat belongs, at the nearest point to the place of seizure, or elsewhere, as may be agreed upon with the competent authorities. The authorities of the country to which a person, vessel or boat belongs alone shall have jurisdiction to conduct prosecutions for the violation of any order or regulation, adopted by the Commission in respect of fishing for sockeye salmon on the High Seas embraced in paragraph num- bered 1 of Article I of this Convention, or of any law or regulation which either High Contracting Party may have made to carry such order or regulation of the Commission into effect, and to impose penalties for such violations; and the witnesses and proofs necessary for such prosecutions, so far as such witnesses or proofs are under the control of the other High Contracting Party, shall be furnished with all reasonable promptitude to the authorities having jurisdiction to conduct the prosecutions. AmrcLE X The High Contracting Parties agree to enact and enforce such legislation as may be necessary to make effective the provisions of this Convention and the orders and regulations adopted by the Com- mission under the authority thereof, with appropriate penalties for violations. ARTICLE XI The present Convention shall be ratified by the President of the United States of America, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate thereof, and by His Majesty in accordance with consti- tutional practice, and it shall become effective upon the date of the exchange of ratifications which shall take place at Washington as Enforcement of or- ders, etc., in Con- vention waters. On the High Seas. Sites for hatcheries, etc. Penalty provisions. Enactment, etc., of Drasuy I0sB5oMoa1 BRtifleatUon Bfective date.