Pacific Salmon Commission
Short Name: PSC
Full Name: Pacific Salmon Commission
Purpose: fisheries
Established: 01-Jan-1985
Entered into force:
Type: body, bi-lateral
Place where established:
Schedule to expire:
Goals and Objectives: The Commission is divided into two national sections, with commissioners appointed by each nation - USA and Canada. The PSC is the main implementing body of the "Pacific Salmon Treaty". The purpose of the Treaty is to facilitate cooperation in the management, research and enhancement of Pacific salmon stocks; the conservation principle obliges the two parties to prevent overfishing and provide for optimum production; the equity principle - to receive fishery benefits equivalent to the production of salmon from its own rivers, that is, interceptions of salmon by two countries should be balanced; conservation and equitable harvest of salmon stocks. Species covered by the treaty: Sockeye, Pink, Chum, Chinook, Coho, Steelhead.
Related Legislation: [01 Jan 1985] Pacific Salmon Treaty
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Country Status Year
USA (contiguous states)member01-Jan-1970
Document text
Oncorhynchus gorbuscha
Oncorhynchus keta
Oncorhynchus kisutch
Oncorhynchus mykiss
Oncorhynchus nerka
Oncorhynchus tshawytscha
How to contact
Secretariat's addressPacific Salmon Commission 600 - 1155 Robson Street Vancouver, B.C. V6E 1B5, Canada
Telephone+1-604 684-8081
Fax+1-604 666-8707
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