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International Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of People’s Republic of China regarding cooperation in the sphere of protection, regulation and stock enhancement of live aquatic biodiversity in the boundary waters of the rivers of Amur and Ussuri (1994).
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FAOLEX Id: LEX-FAOC047950
Countries: Russian Federation; China
basin: Amur
Date of Text: 27/05/1994
Entry into Force: Entry into force from the date of signature.
Related Web Site: www.government.ru
Type of Text: Agreement
Abstract: The Governments have agreed to cooperate in the field of management of live aquatic biodiversity in the boundary waters of the rivers of Amur and Ussuri. The parties will cooperate in the field of protection and stock enhancement of anadromous stock over the boundaries of frontier water basins with the consideration of the particulars of the afore-mentioned fish species and the respective provisions of the International Law. The parties will regulate fisheries of live aquatic biodiversity, including artisanal fisheries of each Party, carry out control over the application of the Regulation and apply penalties to the infringers of the afore-mentioned Regulation. The Parties will elaborate and carry out joint arrangements as regards protection of live aquatic biodiversity, regulation of fisheries and stock enhancement of stock in the water basins determined by the present International Agreement and as regards setting up fish-breeding enterprises. The Parties commit themselves to carry out control over ecological state of water basins determined by the present International Agreement, preserve it, and to undertake the necessary arrangements for the prevention of pollution and violation of the natural habitats. The present International Agreement regards anadromous stock, freshwater fishes, crustaceans and aquatic plants. The Parties will cooperate in the field of setting up joint fish-breeding enterprises for artificial stock enhancement of salmon and sturgeon. Both the Parties will undertake the necessary arrangements for ensuring passage of certain quantity of anadromous fish to spawning-grounds.
Comment: The validity of the document is 5 years. The present International Agreement is subject to automatic prolongation for subsequent five-year periods if neither of the Parties informs the other one in the written form 6 months prior to the expiration of the respective five-year period of its intention to repeal it. Reference number of the document is lacking.
Main subjects: Fisheries