Amendments To The Schedule To The International Convention For The Regulation Of Whaling, Thirty-Eighth Meeting

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Amendments to the Schedule to the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling, Malmo, 1986

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International Whaling Commission The Red House, Station Road, Histon, Cambridge CB4 4NP Telephone: Histon (022023) 3971 Telex: 817960

Chairman Mr. I.L.G. Stewart (New Zealand) Vice-Chairman Mr. M.T. Haddon (United Kingdom) Secretary Dr. Ray Gambell

2 July 1986

Our Ref. RG/VJH/16130

CIRCULAR COMMUNICATION TO CONTRACTING GOVERNMENTS International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling, 1946 Amendments to the Schedule

At its 38th Annual Meeting held in Malmo, Sweden, 9-13 June 1986, the International Whaling Commission adopted the following amendments to the Schedule (changes underlined):

1. Amend Table 1 to reflect the specific change made in the classification of the Okhotsk Sea-West Pacific Stock of minke whales in the North Pacific to a Protection Stock (PS).

2. Revise paragraphs 11 and 12, and Tables 1, 2 and 3, by substitution of the dates 1986/87 pelagic season, 1987 coastal season, 1967 season, or 1987 as appropriate [also referred to in paragraphs 10(a), (b) and (c)].

3. Amend the date in paragraph 13(b)(2) to 1987.

4. Amend paragraph 13(b)(3) to read as follows:

‘The taking by aborigines of minke whales from the West Greenland and Central stocks and fin whales from the West Greenland stock is permitted and then only when the meat and products are to be used exclusively for local consumption. The number of whales taken in accordance with this sub-paragraph shall not exceed the limits shown in Table 1.'

5. Amend Table 1 to reflect the aboriginal catch limit of 12 for the Central Stock of minke whales, with a footnote ‘Available to be taken by aborigines pursuant to paragraph 13(b)(3).'

These amendments become effective with respect to each Contracting Government ninety days following the date of this letter, in accordance with Article V of the Convention, unless any Contracting Government lodges an objection, in which case the procedure under Article V, paragraph 3 of the Convention will be followed.

The ninety days period will expire on 30 September 1986. ln the absence of objections by that date the amendments will become effective. Contracting Governments will be notified accordingly.

Contracting Governments are reminded that Article V paragraph 3 of the Convention requires them to acknowledge receipt of this notification of amendments, a copy of which is being sent to each Commissioner.

Dr R. Gambell Secretary to the Commission

International Whaling Commission The Red House, Station Road, Histon, Cambridge CB4 4NP Telephone: Histon (022023) 3971 Telex: 817960

Chairman Mr. I.L.G. Stewart (New Zealand) Vice-Chairman Mr. M.T. Haddon (United Kingdom) Secretary Dr. Ray Gambell

9 July 1986

Our Ref. RG/VJH/16140

CIRCULAR COMMUNICATION TO CONTRACTING GOVERNMENTS (and copy to Commissioners) Amendments to the Schedule - Correction

The Secretary regrets that the notification of the Amendments to the Schedule adopted by the Commission at its 38th Annual Meeting (Circular Communication dated 2 July 1986, ref: RG/VJH/16130) contains an error.

The first amendment, the classification of the Okhotsk Sea-West Pacific Stock of minke whales in the North Pacific, should be changed to reflect the fact that it was agreed that this stock should be unclassified.

The Secretary apologises for this mistake.

Dr R. Gambell Secretary to the Commission