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CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS—NOV. 16, 1993 107 STAT. 2551 ment recommendations adopted by the Commission: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That it is the sense of the Congress that— (1) the United States and the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (hereinafter referred to as the "Commission") should continue to promote the conservation and management of highly migratory species, including Atlantic bluefln tuna, throughout the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea; (2) the United States should obtain commitments through the Commission, from all countries that are signatories to the International Convention for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas and that are not in compliance with all of the conservation and management recommendations and agreements for Atlantic bluefln tuna and other highly migratory species that have been adopted by the Commission, that those countries will immediately comply with those recommendations and agreements; (3) the United States should continue to encourage all other countries that fish for Atlantic bluefln tuna or other highly migratory species in the Atlantic Ocean or the Mediterranean Sea to comply with the conservation and management recommendations and agreements adopted for those species by the Commission; (4) if a country fishes in the Atlantic Ocean or the Mediterranean Sea for Atlantic bluefln tuna or another highly migratory species without complying with the conservation and management recommendations and agreements adopted by the Commission for that species, such fishing will be considered by the Congress to diminish the effectiveness of an international fishery conservation program, and as such will be considered by the Congress to be certifiable under section 8(a)(l) of the Fishermen's Protective Act of 1967 (22 U.S.C. 1978(a)(l)); (5) the United States should encourage countries that have significant markets for Atlantic bluefln tuna to prohibit the importation of that species from other coiuitries that fish for that species without regard for the conservation and management recommendations and agreements adopted by the Commission; (6) the United States should continue to explore, through the Commission, the appropriateness of working hypotheses of the Commission that stocks of highly migratory species in the Atlantic Ocean can be delineated by lines of latitude or longitude, including specifically that there are 2 stocks of Atlantic bluefln tuna delineated by the line 45 degrees west longitude; and (7) the United States should seek, through the Commission, an agreement to ensure that if the Commission uses any line to divide the stock of Atlantic bluefln tuna for management purposes and adopts for that stock any conservation and management recommendation or agreement for one side of the line that is more restrictive than the conservation and management recommendations and agreements adopted by the Commission for that stock for the other side of the line, then any fishing for Atlantic bluefln tuna within 10 degrees of the