[House Document 107-180] [From the U.S. Government Publishing Office] 107th Congress, 2nd Session - - - - - - - - - - - - House Document 107-180 GOVERNING INTERNATIONAL FISHERY AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA __________ MESSAGE from THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES transmitting AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA EXTENDING THE AGREEMENT OF JUNE 24, 1985, CONCERNING FISHERIES OFF THE COASTS OF THE UNITED STATES, WITH ANNEX, AS EXTENDED (THE ``1985 AGREEMENT''). THE PRESENT AGREEMENT, WHICH WAS AFFECTED BY AN EXCHANGE OF NOTES IN BEIJING ON APRIL 6 AND JULY 17, 2001, EXTENDS THE 1985 AGREEMENT TO JULY 1, 2004, PURSUANT TO 16 U.S.C. 1801 ET SEQ.
February 5, 2002.--Message and accompanying papers referred to the Committee on Resources and ordered to be printed To the Congress of the United States: In accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), I transmit herewith an Agreement between the United States of America and the Government of the People's Republic of China extending the Agreement of June 24, 1985, Concerning Fisheries Off the Coasts of the United States, with annex, as extended (the ``1985 Agreement''). The present Agreement, which was effected by an exchange of notes in Beijing on April 6 and July 17, 2001, extends the 1985 Agreement to July 1, 2004. In light of the importance of our fisheries relationship with the People's Republic of China, I urge that the Congress give favorable consideration to this Agreement. George W. Bush. The White House, February 4, 2002.