The 1985 Pacific Salmon Treaty: Sharing Conservation Burdens and Benefits
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.
M.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.
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.