Review of the Coho and Chinook Salmon Sections of the "Agreement Under the Pacific Salmon Treaty" Between Canada and the United States, Dated 30 June 1999

Review of the Coho and Chinook Salmon Sections of the "Agreement Under the Pacific Salmon Treaty" Between Canada and the United States, Dated 30 June 1999

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This report reviews the June 1999 Agreement Under the Pacific Salmon Treaty between Canada and the United States. The focus of the review is on how adequately the Aggregate Abundance-Based Management (AABM) rules specified in the Agreement deal with conservation issues for Canadian coho & chinook salmon. The evaluation focusses on two general areas: the objectives of the Agreement and the ability of its management rules to achieve those objectives. The objectives are evaluated in a broad context of conservation concerns & international standards, which are currently undergoing rapid development. Since many details of the Agreement are yet to be worked out and there are limited data on wild Canadian chinook & coho stock, most of the analysis of the rules deals with chinook and relies partly on assumptions that are meant to roughly represent typical situations. The review indicates, from a conservation point of view, positive aspects of the Agreement and provides constructive criticism in the form of 15 recommendations where the Agreement appears to be inadequate. The final chapter compares the Agreement with other international documents.
Publisher: Vancouver, BC : Pacific Fisheries Resource Conservation Council, 2000
Description: 35 p. : ill
Branch Call Number: MF BC-DOC 104-00298

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