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By allowing 45 Canadian boats to fish in US waters for the 2013 season, the US State Department violated the congressional mandate to keep Canadian albacore effort in the US EEZ to slightly above pre-1998 average levels, which equals about 300 tons per year. Circumstances have changed greatly since the ratification of the treaty, and it no longer benefits US fishermen. After the 2013 season, there must be immediate cessation of all Canadian fishing in US waters, and termination of the US-Canada Albacore Treaty. We will continue to be involved in all albacore related meetings and push politically for a resolution through personal involvement and through the political process.