Congress votes to join with Britain and France on a commission to preserve Atlantic fishing stocks
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)
"Titles and Abstracts of Public Laws," The National Almanac and Annual Record for the year 1863 (Philadelphia, PA: George W. Childs, 1863), 249.