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Congress votes to join with Britain and France on a commission to preserve Atlantic fishing stocks

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03/15/1862
The United States Congress passed and President Lincoln signed an appropriation of $3000 setting up a Joint Commission on the Preservation of Atlantic Fisheries aimed at preserving and allocating Atlantic fishing stocks.  A commissioner was to be named to meet with commissioners appointed from Britain and France to discuss ways of reaching these goals. (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
"Titles and Abstracts of Public Laws,"  The National Almanac and Annual Record for the year 1863 (Philadelphia, PA: George W. Childs, 1863), 249.

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