Message to the Congress Transmitting the United States-Japan Fishery Agreement

September 20, 1982

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 a governing international fishery agreement between the United States and Japan signed at Washington on September 10, 1982.

This agreement is one of a series to be renegotiated in accordance with that legislation to replace existing bilateral fishery agreements which are due to expire this year. I urge that the Congress give favorable consideration to this agreement at an early date and recommend that Congress consider issuance of a joint resolution to bring this agreement into force before the agreement expires on December 31, 1982.

Ronald Reagan

The White House,

September 20, 1982.