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The 1985 Pacific Salmon Treaty [electronic resource] : sharing conservation burdens and benefits /
M.P. Shepard and A.W. Argue.
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Vancouver : UBC Press, 2005.
description
xvi, 288 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0774811412 (bound)
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Vancouver : UBC Press, 2005.
isbn
0774811412 (bound)
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
10492624
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"Both authors have been deeply immersed in Canada#146;s management of its salmon resources and conflicts with US fisheries. The treatment of the subject is nicely balanced and even-handed... This masterful account is likely to be the definitive work, given its combination of breadth and depth with the added value of a balanced insider#146;s view." -- Edward L. Miles, Professor, School of Marine Affairs, University of Washington. Both authors were involved in the negotiations that led to the treaty...as a result, the reader is privileged to what is and feels like an insider#146;s account of difficult sets of negotiations that eventually led to a treaty...the book is an important contribution and an exceedingly valuable resource for anyone interested in the Pacific salmon fishery and, more generally, as a case study of bilateral treaty negotiations and of Canada-U.S. relations. Douglas C. Harris, International Journal of Maritime History, vol. XVIII, no. 1, June 2006.
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Summaries
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Culminating in the 1985 Pacific Salmon Treaty, Canada and the US carried out long and contentious negotiations to provide a framework for cooperation for conserving and sharing the Pacific salmon resource. This is the history of the negotiations, providing an insider's perspective on the many complex issues that were addressed.
Main Description
For thousands of years, Pacific salmon have been the focus for the economic and social development of societies, both ancient and modern, around the rim of the North Pacific Ocean. After lengthy oceanic migrations, the salmon pass through coastal waters of Alaska, British Columbia, and the northwest United States in a final journey to spawn, where they form lucrative targets for Canadian and US fishermen. Beginning late in the nineteenth century and culminating in the 1985 Pacific Salmon Treaty, Canada and the United States carried out long and contentious negotiations to provide a framework for cooperation for conserving and sharing the vitally important Pacific salmon resource. The 1985 Pacific Salmon Treatytraces the history of the tumultuous negotiations, providing an insider#146;s perspective on the many complex issues that were addressed. It concludes with a brief assessment of the treaty#146;s performance under the difficult economic and environmental circumstances that have prevailed in the fishery since 1985. This incisive work, with its unique historical perspective, will be of great interest to the Canadian and United States fishing communities affected by the treaty, to the general public, politicians, and fisheries specialists in both countries concerned with stewardship of natural resources, and to scholars of international law and regional history.
Table of Contents
Salmon migrations, fisheries, and problemsp. 1
The opening stanzas : 1890s to 1960sp. 14
The global contextp. 38
Comprehensive bilateral negotiations, 1960-85p. 53
The 1985 treaty in detailp. 77
Article II : institutional arrangementsp. 88
Principles of the treaty : Article III and the memorandum of understandingp. 94
Fraser River sockeye and pinksp. 120
Northern British Columbia/southeastern Alaska net fisheriesp. 139
Transboundary riversp. 149
Chinook salmonp. 173
Coho salmonp. 185
Southern British Columbia and Washington state Chum salmonp. 193
Concluding observationsp. 196
The "Lynnwood accord," October 1980p. 221
Framework agreement between Canada and the United States of America for the management of Pacific salmon, June 1982p. 230
Selected material from the 1983 draft treaty between the government of Canada and the government of the United States of America concerning Pacific salmon, March 1983p. 237
Treaty between the government of Canada and the government of the United States of America concerning Pacific salmon, March 1985p. 246
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