Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 50 Part 2.djvu/454

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1360 Duration. Signatures. Ratifications ex- changed. Understandings by United States of America. TREATIES soon as possible and shall continue in force for a period of sixteen years, and thereafter until one year from the day on which either of the High Contracting Parties shall give notice to the other of its desire to terminate it. In witness whereof, the respective plenipotentiaries have signed the present Convention, and have affixed their seals thereto. Done in duplicate at Washington on the twenty-sixth day of May, one thousand nine hundred and thirty. [SEAL] HENRY L STIMSON [SEAL] VINCENT MASSEY AND WHEREAS the said Convention has been duly ratified on both parts, and the ratifications of the two Governments were exchanged in the city of Washington on the twenty-eighth day of July, one thousand nine hundred and thirty-seven; AND WHEREAS the said Convention was ratified by the United States of America subject to three understandings, made a part of the ratification, as follows: (1) That the International Pacific Salmon Fisheries Commission shall have no power to authorize any type of fishing gear contrary to the laws of the State of Washington or the Dominion of Canada; (2) That the Commission shall not promulgate or enforce regula- tions until the scientific investigations provided for in the conven- tion have been made, covering two cycles of Sockeye Salmon runs, or eight years; and (3) That the Commission shall set up an Advisory Committee composed of five persons from each country who shall be repre- sentatives of the various branches of the industry (purse seine, gill net, troll, sport fishing, and one other), which Advisory Committee shall be invited to all non-executive meetings of the Commission and shall be given full opportunity to examine and to be heard on all proposed orders, regulations or recommendations. Acceptanceby Can- AND WHEREAS the aforesaid three understandings have been ada . accepted by the Government of Canada, as is recorded in the Pro- Post, p. '36. tocol of Exchange of ratifications of the said Convention; Proclamation. NOW, THEREFORE, be it known that I, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Presi- dent of the United States of America, have caused the said Conven- tion to be made public, to the end that the same and every article and clause thereof may be observed and fulfilled with good faith by the United States of America and the citizens thereof, subject to the three understandings herein recited. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States of America to be affixed. DONE at the city of Washington this fourth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and thirty- [SEAL] seven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and sixty-second. FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT By the President: CORDELL HULL Secretary of State.