Convention on Future Multilateral Co-Operation in the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries (1978)

Adopted at Ottawa on 24 October 1978
 

      The Contracting Parties,

      Noting that the coastal States of the Northwest Atlantic have,
in accordance with relevant principles of international law, extended
their jurisdiction over the living resources of their adjacent waters
to limits of up to two hundred nautical miles from the baselines from
which the breadth of the territorial sea is measured, and exercise
within these areas sovereign rights for the purpose of exploring and
exploiting, conserving and managing these resources;

      Taking into account the work of the Third United Nations
Conference on the Law of the Sea in the field of fisheries;

      Desiring to promote the conservation and optimum utilization of
the fishery resources of the Northwest Atlantic area within a framework
appropriate to the regime of extended coastal State jurisdiction over
fisheries, and accordingly to encourage international co-operation and
consultation with respect to these resources;

      Have agreed as follows:
 

Article I

1.    The area to which this Convention applies, hereinafter referred
to as "the Convention Area", shall be the waters of the Northwest
Atlantic Ocean north of 35000' north latitude and west of a line
extending due north from 35000' north latitude and 42000' west
longitude to 59000' north latitude, thence due west to 44000' west
longitude, and thence due north to the coast of Greenland, and the
waters of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Davis Strait and Baffin Bay south
of 78010' north latitude.

2.    The area referred to in this Convention as "the Regulatory Area"
is that part of the Convention Area which lies beyond the areas in
which coastal States exercise fisheries jurisdiction.

3.    For the purposes of this Convention, "coastal State" shall
hereinafter mean a Contracting Party exercising fisheries jurisdiction
in waters forming part of the Convention Area.

4.    This Convention applies to all fishery resources of the
Convention Area, with the following exceptions: salmon, tunas and
marlins, cetacean stocks managed by the International Whaling
Commission or any successor organization, and sedentary species of the
Continental Shelf, i.e., organisms which, at the harvestable stage,
either are immobile on or under the seabed or are unable to move except
in constant physical contact with the seabed or the subsoil.

5.    Nothing in this Convention shall be deemed to affect or prejudice
the positions or claims of any Contracting Party in regard to internal
waters, the territorial sea, or the limits or extent of the
jurisdiction of any Party over fisheries; or to affect or prejudice the
views or positions of any Contracting Party with respect to the law of
the sea.
 

Article II

1.    The Contracting Parties agree to establish and maintain an
international organization whose object shall be to contribute through
consultation and co-operation to the optimum utilization, rational
management and conservation of the fishery resources of the Convention
Area. This organization shall be known as the Northwest Atlantic
Fisheries Organization, hereinafter referred to as "the Organization",
and shall carry out the functions set forth in this Convention.

2.    The Organization shall consist of:

(a)   a General Council;
(b)   a Scientific Council;
(c)   a Fisheries Commission; and
(d)   a Secretariat.

3.    The Organization shall have legal personality and shall enjoy in
its relations with other international organizations and in the
territories of the Contracting Parties such legal capacity as may be
necessary to perform its functions and achieve its ends. The immunities
and privileges which the Organization and its officers shall enjoy in
the territory of a Contracting Party shall be subject to agreement
between the Organization and the Contracting Party concerned.

4.    The headquarters of the Organization shall be at Dartmouth, Nova
Scotia, Canada, or at such other place as may be decided by the General
Council.
 

Article III

      The functions of the General Council shall be:

(a)   to supervise and co-ordinate the organizational administrative,
financial and other internal affairs of the Organization, including the
relations among its constituent bodies;

(b)   to co-ordinate the external relations of the Organization;

(c)   to review and determine the membership of the Fisheries
Commission pursuant to Article XIII; and

(d)   to exercise such other authority as is conferred upon it by this
Convention.
 

Article IV

1.    Each Contracting Party shall be a member of the General Council
and shall appoint to the Council not more than three representatives
who may be accompanied at any of its meetings by alternates, experts
and advisers.

2.    The General Council shall elect a Chairman and a Vice-Chairman,
each of whom shall serve for a term of two years and shall be eligible
for re-election but shall not serve for more than four years in
succession. The Chairman shall be a representative of a Contracting
Party that is a member of the Fisheries Commission and the Chairman and
Vice-Chairman shall be representatives of different Contracting
Parties.

3.    The Chairman shall be the President of the Organization and shall
be its principal representative.

4.    The Chairman of the General Council shall convene a regular
annual meeting of the Organization at a place decided upon by the
General Council and which shall normally be in North America.

5.    Any meeting of the General Council, other than the annual
meeting, may be called by the Chairman, at such time and place as the
Chairman may determine, upon the request of a Contracting Party with
the concurrence of another Contracting Party.

6.    The General Council may establish such Committees and
Subcommittees as it considers desirable for the exercise of its duties
and functions.
 

Article V

1.    Each Contracting Party shall have one vote in proceedings of the
General Council.

2.    Except where otherwise provided, decisions of the General Council
shall be taken by a majority of the votes of all Contracting Parties
present and casting affirmative or negative votes, provided that no
vote shall be taken unless there is a quorum of at least two-thirds of
the Contracting Parties.

3.    The General Council shall adopt, and amend as occasion may
require, rules for the conduct of its meetings and for the exercise of
its functions.

4.    The General Council shall submit to the Contracting Parties an
annual report of the activities of the Organization.
 

Article VI

1.    The functions of the Scientific Council shall be:

(a)   to provide a forum for consultation and co-operation among the
Contracting Parties with respect to the study, appraisal and exchange
of scientific information and views relating to the fisheries of the
Convention Area, including environmental and ecological factors
affecting these fisheries, and to encourage and promote co-operation
among the Contracting Parties in scientific research designed to fill
gaps in knowledge pertaining to these matters;

(b)   to compile and maintain statistics and records and to publish or
disseminate reports, information and materials pertaining to the
fisheries of the Convention Area, including environmental and
ecological factors affecting these fisheries;

(c)   to provide scientific advice to coastal States where requested
to do so pursuant to Article VII, and

(d)   to provide scientific advice to the Fisheries Commission,
pursuant to Article VIII or on its own initiative as required for the
purposes of the Commission.

2.    The functions of the Scientific Council may where appropriate,
be carried out in co-operation with other public or private
organizations having related objectives.

3.    The Contracting Parties shall furnish to the Scientific Council
any available statistical and scientific information requested by the
Council for the purpose of this Article.
 

Article VII

1.    The Scientific Council shall, at the request of a coastal State,
consider and report on any question pertaining to the scientific basis
for the management and conservation of fishery resources in waters
under the fisheries jurisdiction of that coastal State within the
Convention Area.

2.    The coastal State shall, in consultation with the Scientific
Council, specify terms of reference for the consideration of any
question referred to the Council pursuant to paragraph 1. These terms
of reference shall include, along with any other matters deemed
appropriate, such of the following as are applicable:
(a)   a statement of the question referred, including a description of
the fisheries and area to be considered;

(b)   where scientific estimates or predictions are sought, a
description of any relevant factors or assumptions to be taken into
account; and

(c)   where applicable, a description of any objectives the coastal
State is seeking to attain and an indication of whether specific advice
or a range of options should be provided.
 

Article VIII

      The Scientific Council shall consider and report on any question
referred to it by the Fisheries Commission pertaining to the scientific
basis for the management and conservation of fishery resources within
the Regulatory Area and shall take into account the terms of reference
specified by the Fisheries Commission in respect of that question.
 

Article IX

1.    Each Contracting Party shall be a member of the Scientific
Council and shall appoint to the Council its own representatives who
may be accompanied at any of its meetings by alternates, experts and
advisers.

2.    The Scientific Council shall elect a Chairman and a Vice-
Chairman, each of whom shall serve for a term of two years and shall
be eligible for re-election but shall not serve for more than four
years in succession. The Chairman and Vice-Chairman shall be
representatives of different Contracting Parties.

3.    Any meeting of the Scientific Council, other than the annual
meeting convened pursuant to Article IV, may be called by the Chairman
at such time and place as the Chairman may determine, upon the request
of a coastal State or upon the request of a Contracting Party with the
concurrence of another Contracting Party.

4.    The Scientific Council may establish such Committees and Sub-
committees as it considers desirable for the exercise of its duties and
functions.
 

Article X

1.    Scientific advice to be provided by the Scientific Council
pursuant to this Convention shall be determined by consensus. Where
consensus cannot be achieved, the Council shall set out in its report
all views advanced on the matter under consideration.

2.    Decisions of the Scientific Council with respect to the election
of officers, the adoption and the amendment of rules and other matters
pertaining to the organization of its work shall be taken by a majority
of votes of all Contracting Parties present and casting affirmative or
negative votes, and for these purposes each Contracting Party shall
have one vote. No vote shall be taken unless there is a quorum of at
least two-thirds of the Contracting Parties.

3.    The Scientific Council shall adopt, and amend as occasion may
require, rules for the conduct of its meetings and for the exercise of
its functions.
 

Article XI

1.    The Fisheries Commission, hereinafter referred to as "the
Commission", shall be responsible for the management and conservation
of the fishery resources of the Regulatory Area in accordance with the
provisions of this Article.

2.    The Commission may adopt proposals for joint action by the
Contracting Parties designed to achieve the optimum utilization of the
fishery resources of the Regulatory Area. In considering such
proposals, the Commission shall take into account any relevant
information or advice provided to it by the Scientific Council.

3.    In the exercise of its functions under paragraph 2, the
Commission shall seek to ensure consistency between:

(a)   any proposal that applies to a stock or group of stocks occurring
both within the Regulatory Area and within an area under the fisheries
jurisdiction of a coastal State, or any proposal that would have an
effect through species interrelationships on a stock or group of stocks
occurring in whole or in part within an area under the fisheries
jurisdiction of a coastal State; and

(b)   any measures or decisions taken by the coastal State for the
management and conservation of that stock or group of stocks with
respect to fishing activities conducted within the area under its
fisheries jurisdiction.

      The appropriate coastal State and the Commission shall
accordingly promote the co-ordination of such proposals, measures and
decisions. Each coastal State shall keep the Commission informed of its
measures and decisions for the purpose of this Article.

4.    Proposals adopted by the Commission for the allocation of catches
in the Regulatory Area shall take into account the interests of
Commission members whose vessels have traditionally fished within that
Area, and, in the allocation of catches from the Grand Banks and
Flemish Cap, Commission members shall give special consideration to the
Contracting Party whose coastal communities are primarily dependent on
fishing for stocks related to these fishing banks and which has
undertaken extensive efforts to ensure the conservation of such stocks
through international action, in particular, by providing surveillance
and inspection of international fisheries on these banks under an
international scheme of joint enforcement.

5.    The Commission may also adopt proposals for international
measures of control and enforcement within the Regulatory Area for the
purpose of ensuring within that Area the application of this Convention
and the measures in force thereunder.

6.    Each proposal adopted by the Commission shall be transmitted by
the Executive Secretary to all Contracting Parties, specifying the date
of transmittal for the purposes of paragraph 1 of Article XII.

7.    Subject to the provisions of Article XII, each proposal adopted
by the Commission under this Article shall become a measure binding on
all Contracting Parties to enter into force on a date determined by the
Commission.

8.    The Commission may refer to the Scientific Council any question
pertaining to the scientific basis for the management and conservation
of fishery resources within the Regulatory Area and shall specify terms
of reference for the consideration of that question.

9.    The Commission may invite the attention of any or all Commission
members to any matters which relate to the objectives and purposes of
this Convention within the Regulatory Area.
 

Article XII

1.    If any Commission member presents to the Executive Secretary an
objection to a proposal within sixty days of the date of transmittal
specified in the notification of the proposal by the Executive
Secretary, the proposal shall not become a binding measure until the
expiration of forty days following the date of transmittal specified
in the notification of that object to the Contracting Parties.
Thereupon any other Commission member may similarly object prior to the
expiration of the additional forty-day period, or within thirty days
after the date of transmittal specified in the notification to the
Contracting Parties of any objection presented within that additional
forty-day period whichever shall be the later. The proposal shall then
become a measure binding on all Contracting Parties, except those which
have presented objections, at the end of the extended period or periods
for objecting. If however, at the end of such extended period or
periods, objections have been presented and maintained by a majority
of Commission members, the proposal shall not become a binding measure,
unless any or all of the Commission members nevertheless agree as among
themselves to be bound by it on an agreed date.

2.    Any Commission member which has objected to a proposal may at any
time withdraw that objection and the proposal immediately shall become
a measure binding on such a member, subject to the objection procedure
provided for in this Article.

3.    At any time after the expiration of one year from the date on
which a measure enters into force, any Commission member may give to
the Executive Secretary notice of its intention not to be bound by the
measure, and, if that notice is not withdrawn, the measure shall cease
to be binding on that member at the end of one year from the date of
receipt of the notice by the Executive Secretary. At any time after a
measure has ceased to be binding on a Commission member under this
paragraph, the measure shall cease to be binding on any other
Commission member upon the date a notice of its intention not to be
bound is received by the Executive Secretary.

4.    The Executive Secretary shall immediately notify each Contracting
Party of:

(a)   the receipt of each objection and withdrawal of objection under
paragraphs 1 and 2;

(b)   the date on which any proposal becomes a binding measure under
the provisions of paragraph 1; and

(c)   the receipt of each notice under paragraph 3.
 

Article XIII

1.    The membership of the Commission shall be reviewed and determined
by the General Council at its annual meeting and shall consist of:

(a)   each Contracting Party which participates in the fisheries of the
Regulatory Area; and

(b)   any Contracting Party which has provided evidence satisfactory
to the General Council that it expects to participate in the fisheries
of the Regulatory Area during the year of that annual meeting or during
the following calendar year.

2.    Each Commission member shall appoint to the Commission not more
than three representatives who may be accompanied at any of its
meetings by alternates, experts and advisers.

3.    Any Contracting Party that is not a Commission member may attend
meetings of the Commission as an observer.

4.    The Commission shall elect a Chairman and a Vice-Chairman, each
of whom shall serve for a term of two years and shall be eligible for
re-election but shall not serve for more than four years in succession.
The Chairman and Vice-Chairman shall be representatives of different
Commission members.

5.    Any meeting of the Commission, other than the annual meeting
convened pursuant to Article IV may be called by the Chairman at such
time and place as the Chairman may determine, upon the request of any
Commission member.

6.    The Commission may establish such Committees and Sub-committees
as it considers desirable for the exercise of its duties and functions.
 

Article XIV

1.    Each Commission member shall have one vote in proceedings of the
Commission.

2.    Decisions of the Commission shall be taken by a majority of the
votes of all Commission members present and casting affirmative or
negative votes provided that no vote shall be taken unless there is a
quorum of at least two-thirds of the Commission members.

3.    The Commission shall adopt, and amend as occasion may require,
rules for the conduct of its meetings and for the exercise of its
functions.
 

Article XV

1.    The Secretariat shall provide services to the Organization in the
exercise of its duties and functions.

2.    The chief administrative officer of the Secretariat shall be the
Executive Secretary, who shall be appointed by the General Council
according to such procedures and on such terms as it may determine.

3.    The staff of the Secretariat shall be appointed by the Executive
Secretary in accordance with such rules and procedures as may be
determined by the General Council.

4.    The Executive Secretary shall, subject to the general supervision
of the General Council, have full power and authority over staff of the
Secretariat and shall perform such other functions as the General
Council shall prescribe.
 

Article XVI

1.    Each Contracting Party shall pay the expenses of its own
delegation to all meetings held pursuant to this Convention.

2.    The General Council shall adopt an annual budget for the
Organization.

3.    The General Council shall establish the contributions due from
each Contracting Party under the annual budget on the following basis:

(a)   10% of the budget shall be divided among the coastal States in
proportion to their nominal catches in the Convention Area in the year
ending two years before the beginning of the budget year;

(b)   30% of the budget shall be divided equally among all the
Contracting Parties; and

(c)   60% of the budget shall be divided among all Contracting Parties
in proportion to their nominal catches in the Convention Area in the
year ending two years before the beginning of the budget year.

      The nominal catches referred to above shall be the reported
catches of the species listed in Annex I, which forms an integral part
of this Convention.

4.    The Executive Secretary shall notify each Contracting Party of
the contribution due from that Party as calculated under paragraph 3,
and as soon as possible thereafter each Contracting Party shall pay to
the Organization its contribution.

5.    Contributions shall be payable in the currency of the country in
which the headquarters of the Organization is located, except if
otherwise authorized by the General Council.

6.    Subject to paragraph 11, the General Council shall, at its first
meeting, approve a budget for the balance of the first financial year
in which the Organization functions and the Executive Secretary shall
transmit to the Contracting Parties copies of that budget together with
notices of their respective contributions.

7.    For subsequent financial years, drafts of the annual budget shall
be submitted by the Executive Secretary to each Contracting Party
together with a schedule of contributions, not less than sixty days
before the annual meeting of the Organization at which the budgets are
to be considered.

8.    A Contracting Party acceding to this Convention during the course
of a financial year shall contribute in respect of that year a part of
the contribution calculated in accordance with the provisions of this
Article that is proportional to the number of complete months remaining
in the year.

9.    A Contracting Party which has not paid its contributions for two
consecutive years shall not enjoy any right of casting votes and
presenting objections under this Convention until it has fulfilled its
obligations, unless the General Council decides otherwise.

10.   The financial affairs of the Organization shall be audited
annually by external auditors to be selected by the General Council.

11.   If the Convention enters into force on 1 January 1979, the
provisions of Annex II, which forms an integral part of this
Convention, shall apply in place of the provisions of paragraph 6.
 

Article XVII

      The Contracting Parties agree to take such action, including the
imposition of adequate sanctions for violations, as may be necessary
to make effective the provisions of the Convention and to implement any
measures which become binding under paragraph 7 of Article XI and any
measures which are in force under Article XXIII. Each Contracting Party
shall transmit to the Commission an annual statement of the actions
taken by it for these purposes.
 

Article XVIII

      The Contracting Parties agree to maintain in force and to
implement within the Regulatory Area a scheme of joint international
enforcement as applicable pursuant to Article XXIII or as modified by
measures referred to in paragraph 5 of Article XI. This scheme shall
include provision for reciprocal rights of boarding and inspection by
the Contracting Parties and for flag State prosecution and sanctions
on the basis of evidence resulting from such boardings and inspections.
A report of such prosecutions and sanctions imposed shall be included
in the annual statement referred to in Article XVII.
 

Article XIX

      The Contracting Parties agree to invite the attention of any
State not a Party to this Convention to any matter relating to the
fishing activities in the Regulatory Area of the nationals or vessels
of that State which appear to affect adversely the attainment of the
objectives of this Convention. The Contracting Parties further agree
to confer when appropriate upon the steps to be taken towards obviating
such adverse effects.
 

Article XX

1.    The Convention Area shall be divided into scientific and
statistical sub-areas, divisions and sub-divisions, the boundaries of
which shall be those defined in Annex III to this Convention.

2.    On the request of the Scientific Council, the General Council may
by a two-thirds majority vote of all Contracting Parties, if deemed
necessary for scientific or statistical purposes, modify the boundaries
of the scientific and statistical sub-areas, divisions and sub-
divisions set out in Annex III provided that each coastal State
exercising fisheries jurisdiction in any part of the area affected
concurs in such action.

3.    On the request of the Fisheries Commission and after having
consulted the Scientific Council, the General Council may by a two-
thirds majority vote of all Contracting Parties, if deemed necessary
for management purposes, divide the Regulatory Area into appropriate
regulatory divisions and sub-divisions. These may subsequently be
modified in accordance with the same procedure. The boundaries of any
such divisions and sub-divisions shall be defined in Annex III.

4.    Annex III to this Convention, either in its present terms or as
modified from time to time pursuant to this Article, forms an integral
part of this Convention.
 

Article XXI

1.    Any Contracting Party may propose amendments to this Convention
to be considered and acted upon by the General Council at an annual or
a special meeting. Any such proposed amendment shall be sent to the
Executive Secretary at least ninety days prior to the meeting at which
it is proposed to be acted upon, and the Executive Secretary shall
immediately transmit the proposal to all Contracting Panies.

2.    The adoption of a proposed amendment to the Convention by the
General Council shall require a three-fourths majority of the votes of
all Contracting Parties. The text of any proposed amendments so adopted
shall be transmitted by the Depositary to all Contracting Parties.

3.    An amendment shall take effect for all Contracting Parties one
hundred and twenty days following the date of transmittal specified in
the notification by the Depositary of receipt of written notification
of approval by three-fourths of all Contracting Parties unless any
other Contracting Party notifies the Depositary that it objects to the
amendment within ninety days of the date of transmittal specified in
the notification by the Depositary of such receipt, in which case the
amendment shall not take effect for any Contracting Party. Any
Contracting Party which has objected to an amendment may at any time
withdraw that objection. If all objections to an amendment are
withdrawn, the amendment shall take effect for all Contracting Parties
one hundred and twenty days following the date of transmittal specified
in the notification by the Depositary of receipt of the last
withdrawal.

4.    Any Party which becomes a Contracting Party to the Convention
after an amendment has been adopted in accordance with paragraph 2
shall be deemed to have approved the said amendment.

5.    The Depositary shall promptly notify all Contracting Parties of
the receipt of notifications of approval of amendments, the receipt of
notifications of objection or withdrawal of objections, and the entry
into force of amendments.
 

Article XXII

1.    This Convention shall be open for signature at Ottawa until 31
December 1978, by the Parties represented at the Diplomatic Conference
on the Future of Multilateral Co-operation in the Northwest Atlantic
Fisheries, held at Ottawa from 11 to 21 October 1977. It shall
thereafter be open for accession.

2.    This Convention shall be subject to ratification acceptance or
approval by the Signatories and the instruments of ratification,
acceptance or approval shall be deposited with the Government of Canada
referred to in this Convention as "the Depositary".

3.    This Convention shall enter into force upon the first day of
January following the deposit of instruments of ratification,
acceptance or approval by not less than six Signatories, at least one
of which exercises fisheries jurisdiction in waters forming part of the
Convention Area.

4.    Any party which has not signed this Convention may accede thereto
by a notification in writing to the Depositary. Accessions received by
the Depositary prior to the date of entry into force of this Convention
shall become effective on the date this Convention enters into force.
Accessions received by the Depositary after the date of entry into
force of this Convention shall become effective on the date of receipt
by the Depositary.

5.    The Depositary shall inform all Signatories and all Contracting
Parties of all ratifications acceptances or approvals deposited and
accessions received.

6.    The Depositary shall convene the initial meeting of the
Organization to be held not more than six months after the coming into
force of the Convention, and shall communicate the provisional agenda
to each Contracting Party not less than one month before the date of
the meeting.
 

Article XXIII

      Upon the entry into force of this Convention, each proposal that
has been transmitted or is effective at that time under Article VIII
of the International Convention for the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries
1949, ("the ICNAF Convention") shall, subject to the provisions of the
ICNAF Convention, become a measure binding on each Contracting Party
with respect to the Regulatory Area immediately, if the proposal has
become effective under the ICNAF Convention, or at such time as it
becomes effective thereunder. Subject to paragraph 3 of Article XII of
this Convention, each such measure shall remain binding on each
Contracting Party, until such time as it expires or is replaced by a
measure which has become binding pursuant to Article XI of this
Convention; provided that no such replacement shall take effect before
this Convention has been in force for one year.
 

Article XXIV

1.    Any Contracting Party may withdraw from the Convention on 31
December of any year by giving notice on or before the preceding 30
June to the Depositary, which shall communicate copies of such notice
to other Contracting Parties.

2.    Any other Contracting Party may thereupon withdraw from the
Convention on the same 31 December by giving notice to the Depositary
within one month of the receipt of a copy of a notice of withdrawal
given pursuant to paragraph 1.
 

Article XXV

1.    The original of the present Convention shall be deposited with
the Government of Canada, which shall communicate certified copies
thereof to all the Signatories and to all the Contracting Parties.

2.    The Depositary shall register the present Convention with the
Secretariat of the United Nations.
 

In witness whereof the undersigned, being duly authorized thereto, have
signed this Convention.

Done at Ottawa this 24th day of October, 1978, in a single original in
the English and French languages, each text being equally authentic.
 
 

Annex I

LIST OF SPECIES FOR THE DETERMINATION OF THE NOMINAL CATCHES TO BE USED
IN CALCULATING THE ANNUAL BUDGET PURSUANT TO ARTICLE XVI

Atlantic cod                      Gadus morhua
Haddock                           Melanogrammus aeglefinus
Atlantic redfish                  Sebastes marinas
Silver hake                       Merluccius bilinearis
Red hake                          Urophycis chuss
Pollock                           Pollachius virens
American plaice                   Hippoglossoides platessoides
Witch flounder                    Glyptocephalus cynoglossus
Yellowtail flounder               Limanda ferruginea
Greenland halibut                 Reinhardtius hippoglossoides
Roundnose grenadier               Macrourus rupestris
Atlantic herring                  Clupea harengus
Atlantic mackerel                 Scomber scombrus
Atlantic butterfish               Peprilus triacanthus
River herring (alewife)           Alosa pseudoharengus
Atlantic argentine                Argentina silus
Capelin                           Mallotus villosus
Long-finned squid                 Loligo pealei
Short-finned squid                Illex illecebrosus
Shrimps                           Pandalus sp.
 
 

Annex II

TRANSITIONAL FINANCIAL ARRANGEMENTS

1.    A Contracting Party which is also a Contracting Party to the
International Convention for the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries
throughout the year 1979 shall not contribute to the expenses of the
Organization in that year. Other Contracting Parties which have
deposited their instruments of ratification, acceptance or approval or
acceded to the Convention before 31 December 1979 shall contribute the
amount indicated in the Appendix hereto. The contribution of any
Contracting Party not included in the Appendix shall be determined by
the General Council.

2.    The contributions due pursuant to paragraph 1 shall be paid by
each Contracting Party as soon as possible after 1 January 1979 or
after its accession to the Convention, whichever is later.
 

Appendix to Annex II

Contracting Party                    Contribution for 1979
                                              $

Bulgaria                                    16,325
Canada                                      82,852
Cuba                                        20,211
Denmark (Faeroe Islands)                     6,473
European Economic Community                 74,254
German Democratic Republic                  19,266
Iceland                                     12,293
Japan                                       16,697
Norway                                      21,107
Poland                                      29,316
Portugal                                    22,716
Romania                                     15,472
Spain                                       26,224
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics         72,133
United States of America                    29,947
 
 

Annex III

SCIENTIFIC AND STATISTICAL SUB-AREAS, DIVISIONS AND SUB-DIVISIONS

      The scientific and statistical sub-areas, divisions and sub-
divisions provided for by Article XX of this Convention shall be as
follows:

1. (a)     Sub-area O

      That portion of the Convention Area lying to the north of the
parallel of 61000' north latitude; bounded on the east by a line
extending due north from a point at 61000' north latitude and 59000'
west longitude to the parallel of 69000' north latitude, thence in a
northwesterly direction along a rhumb line to a point at 75000' north
latitude and 73030' west longitude and thence due north to the parallel
of 78010' north latitude, and bounded on the west by a line beginning
at 61000' north latitude and 65000' west longitude and extending in a
northwesterly direction along a rhumb line to the coast of Baffin
Island at East Bluff (61055' north latitude and 66020' west longitude),
and thence in a northerly direction along the coast of Baffin Island,
Bylot Island, Devon Island and Ellesmere Island and following the
eightieth meridian of west longitude in the waters between those
islands to the parallel of 78010' north latitude.

(b)   Sub-area 0 is composed of two Divisions:

  Division 0 A

      That portion of the Sub-area lying to the north of the parallel
of 66015' north latitude;

  Division 0 B

      That portion of the Sub-area lying to the south of the parallel
of 66015' north latitude.

2. (a)     Sub-area 1

      That portion of the Convention Area lying to the east of Sub-area
0 and to the north and east of a rhumb line joining a point at 61000'
north latitude and 59000' west longitude with a point at 52015' north
latitude and 42000' west longitude.

(b)   Sub-area 1 is composed of six Divisions:

  Division 1A

      That portion of the Sub-area lying north of the parallel of
68050' north latitude (Christianshaab);

  Division 1B

      That portion of the Sub-area lying between the parallel of 66015'
north latitude (5 nautical miles north of Umanarsugssuak) and the
parallel of 68050' north latitude (Christianshaab);

  Division 1C

      That portion of the Sub-area lying between the parallel of 64015'
north latitude (4 nautical miles north of Godthaab) and the parallel
of 66015' north latitude (5 nautical miles north of Umanarsugssuak);

  Division 1D

      That portion of the Sub-area lying between the parallel of 62030'
north latitude (Frederikshaab Glacier) and the parallel of 64015' north
latitude (4 nautical miles north of Godthaab);

  Division 1E

      That portion of the Sub-area lying between the parallel of 60045'
north latitude (Cape Desolation) and the parallel of 62030' north
latitude (Frederikshaab Glacier);

  Division 1F

      That portion of the Sub-area lying south of the parallel of
60045' north latitude (Cape Desolation).

3. (a)     Sub-area 2

      That portion of the Convention Area lying to the east of the
meridian of 64030' west longitude in the area of Hudson Strait, to the
south of Sub-area 0, to the south and west of Sub-area 1 and to the
north of the parallel of 52015' north latitude.

(b)   Sub-area 2 is composed of three Divisions:

  Division 2G

      That portion of the Sub-area lying north of the parallel of
57040' north latitude (Cape Mugford);

  Division 2H

      That portion of the Sub-area lying between the parallel of 55020'
north latitude (Hopedale) and the parallel of 57040' north latitude
(Cape Mugford);

  Division 2J

      That portion of the Sub-area lying south of the parallel of
55020' north latitude (Hopedale).

4. (a)     Sub-area 3

      That portion of the Convention Area lying south of the parallel
of 52015' north latitude; and to the east of a line extending due north
from Cape Bauld on the north coast of Newfoundland to 52015' north
latitude; to the north of the parallel of 39000' north latitude; and
to the east and north of a rhumb line commencing at 39000' north
latitude, 50000' west longitude and extending in a northwesterly
direction to pass through a point at 43030' north latitude, 55000' west
longitude in the direction of a point at 47050' north latitude, 60000'
west longitude until it intersects a straight line connecting Cape Ray,
on the coast of Newfoundland, with Cape North on Cape Breton Island;
thence in a northeasterly direction along said line to Cape Ray.

(b)   Sub-area 3 is composed of six Divisions:

  Division 3K

      That portion of the Sub-area lying north of the parallel of
49015' north latitude (Cape Freels, Newfoundland);

  Division 3L

      That portion of the Sub-area lying between the Newfoundland coast
from Cape Freels to Cape St. Mary and a line described as follows:
beginning at Cape Freels, thence due east to the meridian of 46030'
west longitude, thence due south to the parallel of 46000' north
latitude, thence due west to the meridian of 54030' west longitude,
thence along a rhumb line to Cape St. Mary, Newfoundland;

  Division 3M

      That portion of the Sub-area lying south of the parallel of
49015' north latitude and east of the meridian of 46030' west
longitude;

  Division 3N

      That portion of the Sub-area lying south of the parallel of
46000' north latitude and between the meridian of 46030' west longitude
and the meridian of 51000' west longitude;

  Division 3-O

      That portion of the Sub-area lying south of the parallel of
46000' north latitude and between the meridian of 51000' west longitude
and the meridian of 54030' west longitude;

  Division 3P

      That portion of the Sub-area lying south of the Newfoundland
coast and west of a line from Cape St. Mary, Newfoundland to a point
at 46000' north latitude, 54030' west longitude, thence due south to
the limit of the Sub-area;

  Division 3P is divided into two Subdivisions:

      3Pn - Northwestern Sub-division - That portion of Division 3P
lying northwest of a line extending from Burgeo Island, Newfoundland,
approximately southwest to a point at 46050' north latitude and 58050'
west longitude;
      3Ps - Southeastern Sub-division - That portion of Division 3P
lying southeast of the line defined for Sub-division 3Pn.

5. (a)     Sub-area 4

      That portion of the Convention Area lying north of the parallel
of 39000' north latitude, to the west of Sub-area 3, and to the east
of a line described as follows: beginning at the terminus of the
international boundary between the United States of America and Canada
in Grand Manan Channel, at a point at 44046'35.346" north latitude,
66054'11.253" west longitude, thence due south to the parallel of
43050' north latitude; thence due west to the meridian of 67040' west
longitude; thence due south to the parallel of 42020' north latitude
thence due east to a point at 66000' west longitude, thence along a
rhumb line in a southeasterly direction to a point at 42000' north
latitude and 65040' west longitude; and thence due south to the
parallel of 39000' north latitude.

(b)   Sub-area 4 is divided into six Divisions:

  Division 4R

      That portion of the Sub-area lying between the coast of
Newfoundland from Cape Bauld to Cape Ray and a line described as
follows: beginning at Cape Bauld, thence due north to the parallel of
52015' north latitude, thence due west to the Labrador coast, thence
along the Labrador coast to the terminus of the Labrador-Quebec
boundary, thence along a rhumb line in a southwesterly direction to a
point at 49025' north latitude, 60000' west longitude, thence due south
to a point at 47050' north latitude 60000' west longitude, thence along
a rhumb line in a southeasterly direction to the point at which the
boundary of Sub-area 3 intersects the straight line joining Cape North,
Nova Scotia with Cape Ray, Newfoundland, thence to Cape Ray,
Newfoundland;

  Division 4S

      That portion of the Sub-area lying between the south coast of
Quebec from the terminus of the Labrador-Quebec boundary to Pte. des
Monts and a line described as follows: beginning at Pte. des Monts,
thence due east to a point at 49025' north latitude, 64040' west
longitude, thence along a rhumb line in an east-southeasterly direction
to a point at 47050' north latitude 60000' west longitude, thence due
north to a point at 49025' north latitude, 600OO'west longitude, thence
along a rhumb line in a northeasterly direction to the terminus of the
Labrador-Quebec boundary;

  Division 4T

      That portion of the Sub-area lying between the coasts of Nova
Scotia, New Brunswick and Quebec from Cape North to Pte. des Monts and
a line described as follows: beginning at Pte. des Monts, thence due
east to a point at 49025' north latitude, 64040' west longitude, thence
along a rhumb line in a southeasterly direction to a point at 47050'
north latitude, 60000' west longitude thence along a rhumb line in a
southerly direction to Cape North, Nova Scotia;

  Division 4V

      That portion of the Sub-area lying between the coast of Nova
Scotia between Cape North and Fourchu and a line described as follows:
beginning at Fourchu, thence along a rhumb line in an easterly
direction to a point at 45040' north latitude, 60000' west longitude,
thence due south along the meridian of 60000' west longitude to the
parallel of 44010' north latitude thence due east to the meridian of
59000' west longitude, thence due south to the parallel of 39000' north
latitude, thence due east to a point where the boundary between Sub-
areas 3 and 4 meets the parallel of 39000' north latitude, thence along
the boundary between Sub-areas 3 and 4 and a line continuing in a
northwesterly direction to a point at 47050' north latitude, 60000'
west longitude, and thence along a rhumb line in a southerly direction
to Cape North, Nova Scotia;

  Division 4V is divided into two Sub-divisions:

      4Vn - Northern Sub-division - That portion of Division 4V lying
north of the parallel of 45040' north latitude;
      4Vs - Southern Sub-division - That portion of Division 4V lying
south of the parallel of 45040' north latitude;

  Division 4W

      That portion of the Sub-area lying between the coast of Nova
Scotia from Halifax to Fourchu and a line described as follows:
beginning at Fourchu, thence along a rhumb line in an easterly
direction to a point at 45040' north latitude, 60000' west longitude,
thence due south along the meridian of 60000' west longitude to the
parallel of 44010' north latitude, thence due east to the meridian of
59000' west longitude, thence due south to the parallel of 39000' north
latitude, thence due west to the meridian of 63020' west longitude,
thence due north to a point on that meridian at 44020' north latitude,
thence along a rhumb line in a northwesterly direction to Halifax, Nova
Scotia;

  Division 4X

      That portion of the Sub-area lying between the western boundary
of Sub-area 4 and the coasts of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia from the
terminus of the boundary between New Brunswick and Maine to Halifax,
and a line described as follows: beginning at Halifax, thence along a
rhumb line in a south-easterly direction to a point at 44020' north
latitude, 63020' west longitude, thence due south to the parallel of
39000' north latitude, and thence due west to the meridian of 65040'
west longitude.

6. (a)     Sub-area 5

      That portion of the Convention Area lying to the west of the
western boundary of Sub-area 4, to the north of the parallel of 39000'
north latitude, and to the east of the meridian of 71040' west
longitude.

(b)   Sub-area 5 is composed of two Divisions:

  Division 5Y

      That portion of the Sub-area lying between the coasts of Maine,
New Hampshire and Massachusetts from the border between Maine and New
Brunswick to 70000' west longitude on Cape Cod (at approximately 420
north latitude) and a line described as follows: beginning at a point
on Cape Cod at 700 west longitude (at approximately 420 north
latitude), thence due north to 42020' north latitude, thence due east
to 67040' west longitude at the boundary of Sub-areas 4 and 5 and
thence along that boundary to the boundary of Canada and the United
States;

  Division 5Z

      That portion of the Sub-area lying to the south and east of
Division 5Y.

      Division 5Z is divided into two Sub-divisions: an eastern Sub-
division and a western Sub-division defined as follows:

      5Ze - Eastern Sub-division - That portion of Division 5Z lying
east of the meridian of 70000' west longitude;
      5Zw - Western Sub-division - That portion of Division 5Z lying
west of the meridian of 70000' west longitude.

7.(a)      Sub-area 6

      That part of the Convention Area bounded by a line beginning at
a point on the coast of Rhode Island at 71040' west longitude, thence
due south to 39000' north latitude, thence due east to 42000' west
longitude, thence due south to 35000' north latitude, thence due west
to the coast of North America, thence northwards along the coast of
North America to the point of Rhode Island at 71040' west longitude.

(b)   Sub-area 6 is composed of eight Divisions:

  Division 6A

      That portion of the Sub-area lying to the north of the parallel
of 39000' north latitude and to the west of Sub-area 5;

  Division 6B
      That portion of the Sub-area lying to the west of 70000' west
longitude, to the south of the parallel of 39000' north latitude, and
to the north and west of a line running westward along the parallel of
37000' north latitude to 76000' west longitude and thence due south to
Cape Henry, Virginia;

  Division 6C

      That portion of the Sub-area lying to the west of 70000' west
longitude and to the south of Sub-division 6B;

  Division 6D

      That portion of the Sub-area lying to the east of Divisions 6B
and 6C and to the west of 65000' west longitude;

  Division 6E

      That portion of the Sub-area lying to the east of Division 6D and
to the west of 60000' west longitude;

  Division 6F

      That portion of the Sub-area lying to the east of Division 6E and
to the west of 55000' west longitude;

  Division 6G

      That portion of the Sub-area lying to the east of Division 6F and
to the west of 50000' west longitude;

  Division 6H

      That portion of the Sub-area lying to the east of Division 6G and
to the west of 42000' west longitude.