The treaty between the governments of Canada and the United States on Pacific Albacore Tuna Vessels and Port Privileges was signed in 1981….
View treaty information (NOAA Fisheries)
Today’s Federal Register includes an revision to the list of approved EMTUs – which may become important should NMFS move forward with requiring EMTUs on high seas permitted vessels. See –
In short, the following EMTU/communication services are no longer approved for compliance with VMS requirements in United States federal fisheries, after September 30, 2015:
Stellar ST2500G (with messaging terminal).
Stellar ST2500G (with closed Dell laptop).
Thorium TST (Note – The Thorium TST A2.0 and the Thorium LEO A2.0 are still approved).
I have to be in Court this morning; but will plan on giving you a call later this morning or early this afternoon.