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Agreement between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on Mutual Fisheries Relations

Document type
Bilateral
Field of application
Regional/restricted
Date
May 31, 1988
Source
FAO, FAOLEX;  IUCN (ID: TRE-151767)
Place of adoption
Moscow
Language
English, Russian
Entry into force
Oct 28, 1988
Subject
Fisheries
Keyword
Access right Marine fisheries International agreement-text Marine mammals EEZ-Exclusive Economic Zone Enforcement/compliance Foreign fishing Offences/penalties
Geographical area
North Pacific
Abstract

This Agreement outlines the principles which shall govern the access of fishing vessels of one Party in the Exclusive Economic Zone of the other Party and collaboration between the parties with respect to conservation of living marine resources and the promotion of cooperation between enterprises of both states. Article II provides for the allocation of surplus of total allowable catch for a specific stock by one Party to the other Party. The Parties agree in article III that vessels of one Party are subject to laws and regulations of the other Party when fishing in the zone of the other Party and each Party shall take appropriate measures to ensure that its nationals and vessels fish only in the Zone and in accordance with relevant laws and conditions of permit (art. 4). Permits shall be issued in accordance with Annex I (art. 5). Article VI seeks to protect marine mammals. Article VIII provides for inspection and boarding of vessels of officials from one Party of vessels of the other Party. Article XIV provides for the establishment of an Intergovernmental Consultative Committee. Annex I outlines application and permit procedures, Annex II contains rules relating to procedures of port calls. (17 articles and two annexes)

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