THE MARINE MAMMAL COMMISSION COMPENDIUM
MULTILATERAL / MARINE MAMMALS
Volume(s) 1-3; pages 1408-1409
Protocol to the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling, Washington, 1956
Done at Washington 19 November 1956
Entered into force 4 May 1959
Primary source citation: 10 UST 952, TIAS 4228
PROTOCOL TO THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE REGULATION OF WHALING SIGNED AT WASHINGTON UNDER DATE OF DECEMBER 2, 1946
The Contracting Governments to the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling signed at Washington under date of December 2, 1946, which Convention is hereinafter referred to as the 1946 Whaling Convention, desiring to extend the application of that Convention to helicopters and other aircraft and to include provisions on methods of inspection among those Schedule provisions which may be amended by the Commission, agree as follows:
Subparagraph 3 of Article II of the 1946 Whaling Convention shall be amended to read as follows:
‘3. `whale catcher' means a helicopter, or other aircraft, or a ship, used for the purpose of hunting, taking, killing, towing, holding on to, or scouting for whales.’
Paragraph 1 of Article V of the 1946 Whaling Convention shall be amended by deleting the word ‘and’ preceding clause (h), substituting a semicolon for the period at the end of the paragraph, and adding the following language: ‘and (i) methods of inspection’.
1. This Protocol shall be open for signature and ratification or for adherence on behalf of any Contracting Government to the 1946 Whaling Convention.
2. This Protocol shall enter into force on the date upon which instruments of ratification have been deposited with, or written notifications of adherence have been received by, the Government of the United States of America on behalf of all the Contracting Governments to the 1946 Whaling Convention.
3. The Government of the United States of America shall inform all Governments signatory or adhering to the 1946 Whaling Convention of all ratifications deposited and adherences received.
4. This Protocol shall bear the date on which it is opened for signature and shall remain open for signature for a period of fourteen days thereafter, following which period it shall be open for adherence.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF the undersigned, being duly authorized, have signed this Protocol.
DONE in Washington this nineteenth day of November 1956, in the English language, the original of which shall be deposited in the archives of the Government of the United States of America. The Government of the United States of America shall transmit certified copies thereof to all Governments signatory or adhering to the 1946 Whaling Convention.