Amendments To The Schedule To The International Convention For The Regulation Of Whaling Of 2 December 1946
(1) Paragraph 6 will read as follows, the italicised words being new:
"6. It is forbidden to use a factory ship or a whale catcher attached thereto for the purpose of taking or treating humpback whales in any waters south of 40° South Latitude; provided that in the pelagic whaling season for baleen whales 1953 the taking of humpback whales shall be permitted on 1, 2 and 3 February and if the number of humpback whales taken on those three days is less than 1,250, the International Bureau of Whaling Statistics shall in their discretion specify one or more days later in the season on which further humpback whales may be taken, so as to bring the total up to a maximum of 1,250."
(2) Paragraph 8(c) will read as follows, the italicised words being new:
"8. (c) Notification shall be given in accordance with the provisions of Article VII of the Convention, within two days after the end of each calendar week, of data on the number of blue whale units taken in any waters south of 40° South Latitude by all whale catchers attached to factory ships under the jurisdiction of each Contracting Government; and in addition notification of data on the number of humpback whales taken in pursuance of paragraph 6, including nil returns on days when no humpback whales are taken, shall be given at the end of each day on which the taking of humpback whales is permitted."
(3) Paragraph 8(e) is deleted.