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United States Department of State / Papers relating to the foreign relations of the United States, 1919

Canada,   pp. 219-268 PDF (17.5 MB)

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Negotiations for a Convention, Signed September 2, 1919, for the Protection,
Preservation, and Propagation of Salmon-Transmission to and With-
drawal from the Senate
The British Charge (Barclay) to the Acting Secretary of State
No. 143 I               MEMORANDUM
His Britannic Majesty's Charge d'Affaires presents his compli-
ments to the Acting Secretary of State and has the honour to in-
form him that a communication has been received from the Gov-
ernor General of Canada stating that His Majesty's Ministers are
informed that the United States Government have found it desir-
able to submit to the legislature of the State of Washington the
Draft Treaty and Regulation 2 prepared by the Internal [Interna-
tional] Fisheries Commission which considered the settlement of
the outstanding fisheries questions between Canada and the United
States, although the Federal Governments of both countries have
not yet finally dealt with the Treaty and Regulations.
The Duke of Devonshire adds that the proposed Treaty and Reg-
ulation have not yet been made public in Canada and that in view
of the work of the Salmon Fishery and the Canning Industry for
the, next season being about to commence, the Minister of Naval
Service is most anxious that those engaged in the. fishing industry
should be informed of the regulations in the Treaty proposed.
The Canadian Government propose that the Draft of the Fraser
River Regulations and the substance of the terms of the Draft
Treaty should be made public this week by both Governments, but
that until both Governments have finally considered the report of
the. Commission and arrangements made for its publication agreed
upon, no portion of it should be, made public.
The Governor General of Canada would be grateful for a reply
to the above at the earliest possible convenience of the United States
WASHINGTON, February 24, 1919.
1 See also Foreign Relations, 1918, p. 432 if.
'Ibid., pp. 476 ff.

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