Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister) moved that the house go into committee to consider the following proposed resolution:
That, in connection with the exchange of ratifications of the convention between Canada and the United States for the protection, preservation and extension of the sockeye salmon fisheries in the Fraser river system, signed at Washington on the 26th May, 1930, it is expedient that the houses of parliament do approve of a declaration being made on the part of Canada to the effect that the provisions of the convention may be administered upon the following understandings:
(1) That the international Pacific Salmon Fisheries Commission shall have no power to authorize any type of fishing gear contrary to the laws of the state of Washington or the Dominion of Canada;
(2) That the commission shall not promulgate or enforce regulations until the scientific investigations provided for in the convention have been made, covering two cycles of sockeye salmon runs, or eight years; and
(3) That the commission shall set up an advisory committee composed of five persons from each country who shall be representatives of the various branches of the industry (purse seine, gill net, troll, sport fishing, and one other), which advisory committee shall be invited to all non-executive meetings of the commission and shall be given full opportunity to examine and to be heard on all proposed orders, regulations or recommendations;
and that this house do approve of the same; provided that nothing in this resolution con-
tained shall be deemed to prevent the governor in council from exercising at any time any authority in him vested to make effective orders or regulations duly adopted by the said commission.
Motion agreed to and the house went' into committee, Mr. Sanderson in the chair.