THE MARINE MAMMAL COMMISSION COMPENDIUM
MULTILATERAL / MARINE MAMMALS
Volume(s) 1-3; pages 1421-1421
Amendments to the Schedule to the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling, London, 1952
Done at London 6 June 1952
Entered into force 12 September 1952
Primary source citation: 3 UST 5094, TIAS 2699
INTERNATIONAL WHALING COMMISSION MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES, FISHERIES DEPARTMENT, 3, WHITEHALL PLACE, LONDON, S. W. 1. Telephone: TRAfalgar: 7711
Chairman: Dr. REMINGTON KELLOGG (U.S.A.) Secretary: A. T. A. DOBSON (U.K.)
24th September, 1952
International Whaling Convention, 1946
Amendments made by the International Whaling Commission (at their fourth Annual Meeting in London, June 1952) to the Schedule to the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling 1946. These amendments came into effect on 12th September, 1952.
(1) Paragraph 6 will read as follows, the underlined 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 the 1st, 2nd and 3rd 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’.
Paragraph 8 (c) will read as follows, the underlined 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’.
Paragraph 8 (e) is deleted.
I hereby certify that the above is a true copy of the amendments to the Schedule to the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling, 1946, made by the International Whaling Commission at their Fourth Annual Meeting in London, June 1952.
A. T. A. DOBSON Secretary to the Commission