Message to the Congress Transmitting an Exchange of Notes Extending the United States-Soviet Union Fishery Agreement

May 3, 1983

To the Congress of the United States:

In accordance with the Magnuson Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1976 (Public Law 94 - 265; 16 USC 1801), I transmit herewith an exchange of Diplomatic Notes, together with the present agreement, extending the governing international fishery agreement between the United States and the Soviet Union, signed at Washington on November 26, 1976, until July 1, 1984. The exchange of notes together with the present agreement constitute a governing international fishery agreement within the requirements of Section 201(c) of the Act.

Several U.S. fishing interests have urged prompt consideration of this agreement. In view of the July 1 expiration date of the current agreement, I therefore urge that the Congress give favorable consideration to this extension at an early date.

Ronald Reagan

The White House,

May 3, 1983.