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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.
1 Salmon Migrations, Fisheries, and Problems; 2 The Opening Stanzas: 1890s to 1960s; 3 The Global Context; 4 Comprehensive Bilateral Negotiations, 1960-85; 5 The 1985 Treaty in Detail; 6 Article II: Institutional Arrangements; 7 Principles of the Treaty: Article III and the Memorandum of Understanding; 8 Fraser River Sockeye and Pinks; 9 Northern British Columbia/Southeastern Alaska Net Fisheries; 10 Transboundary Rivers; 11 Chinook Salmon; 12 Coho Salmon; 13 Southern British Columbia and Washington State Chum Salmon; 14 Concluding Observations.
W.P. Shepard was a technical advisor to the Pacific Salmon Treaty negotiations from 1958 to 1976, and negotiator from 1977 to 1983. A.W. Argue was a technical advisor during treaty negotiations and after implementation in 1985.
Both authors have been deeply immersed in Canada'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's view. - Edward L. Miles, Professor, School of Marine Affairs, University of Washington"