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Paragraphs in "International Convention For The Regulation Of Whaling" coded as HOBF

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Art.3 Article III
Art.3.1 1. The Contracting Governments agree to establish an International Whaling Commission, hereinafter referred to as the Commission, to be composed of one member from each Contracting Government. Each member shall have one vote and may be accompanied by one or more experts and advisers.
Art.3.2 2. The Commission shall elect from its own members a Chairman and Vice-Chairman and shall determine its own Rules of Procedure. Decisions of the Commission shall be taken by a simple majority of those members voting except that a three-fourths majority of those members voting shall be required for action in pursuance of Article V. The Rules of Procedure may provide for decisions otherwise than at meetings of the Commission.
Art.3.3 3. The Commission may appoint its own Secretary and staff.
Art.3.4 4. The Commission may set up, from among its own members and experts or advisers, such committees as it considers desirable to perform such functions as it may authorize.
Art.3.5 5. The expenses of each member of the Commission and of his experts and advisers shall be determined by his own Government.
Art.3.6 6. Recognizing that specialized agencies related to the United Nations will be concerned with the conservation and development of whale fisheries and the products arising there from and desiring to avoid duplication of functions, the Contracting Governments will consult among themselves within two years after the coming into force of this Convention to decide whether the Commission shall be brought within the framework of a specialized agency related to the United Nations.
Art.3.7 7. In the meantime the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland shall arrange, in consultation with the other Contracting Governments, to convene the first meeting of the Commission, and shall initiate the consultation referred to in paragraph 6 above.
Art.3.8 8. Subsequent meetings of the Commission shall be convened as the Commission may determine.
Art.4 Article IV
Art.4.1 1. The Commission may either in collaboration with or through independent agencies of the Contracting Governments or other public or private agencies, establishments, or organizations, or independently
Art.4.1.a (a) encourage, recommend, or if necessary, organize studies and investigations relating to whales and whaling;
Art.4.1.b (b)collect and analyze statistical information concerning the current condition and trend of the whale stocks and the effects of whaling activities thereon;
Art.4.1.c (c)study, appraise, and disseminate information concerning methods of maintaining and increasing the populations of whale stocks.
Art.4.2 2. The Commission shall arrange for the publication of reports of its activities, and it may publish independently or in collaboration with the International Bureau for Whaling Statistics at Sandefjord in Norway and other organizations and agencies such reports as it deems appropriate, as well as statistical, scientific, and other pertinent information relating to whales and whaling.
Art.5 Article V
Art.5.1 1. The Commission may amend from time to time the provisions of the Schedule by adopting regulations with respect to the conservation and utilization of whale resources, fixing
Art.5.1.a (a) protected and unprotected species;
Art.5.1.b (b) open and closed seasons;
Art.5.1.c (c) open and closed waters, including the designation of sanctuary areas;
Art.5.1.d (d) size limits for each species;
Art.5.1.e (e) time, methods, and intensity of whaling (including the maximum catch of whales to be taken in any one season);
Art.5.1.f (f) types and specifications of gear and apparatus and appliances which may be used;
Art.5.1.g (g) methods of measurement; and
Art.5.1.h (h) catch returns and other statistical and biological records.
Art.5.2 2. These amendments of the Schedule
Art.5.2.a (a) shall be such as are necessary to carry out the objectives and purposes of this Convention and to provide for the conservation, development, and optimum utilization of the whale resources;
Art.5.2.b (b) shall be based on scientific findings;
Art.5.2.c (c) shall not involve restrictions on the number or nationality of factory ships or land stations, nor allocate specific quotas to any factory or ship or land station or to any group of factory ships or land stations; and
Art.5.2.d (d) shall take into consideration the interests of the consumers of whale products and the whaling industry.
Art.5.3 3. Each of such amendments shall become effective with respect to the Contracting Governments ninety days following notification of the amendment by the Commission to each of the Contracting Governments, except that
Art.5.3.a (a) if any Government presents to the Commission objection to any amendment prior to the expiration of this ninety-day period, the amendment shall not become effective with respect to any of the Governments for an additional ninety days;
Art.5.3.b (b) thereupon, any other Contracting Government may present objection to the amendment at any time prior to the expiration of the additional ninety-day period, or before the expiration of thirty days from the date of receipt of the last objection received during such additional ninety-day period, whichever date shall be the later; and
Art.5.3.c (c) thereafter, the amendment shall become effective with respect to all Contracting Governments which have not presented objection but shall not become effective with respect to any Government which has so objected until such date as the objection is withdrawn. The Commission shall notify each Contracting Government immediately upon receipt of each objection and withdrawal and each Contracting Government shall acknowledge receipt of all notifications of amendments, objections, and withdrawals.
Art.5.4 4. No amendments shall become effective before 1st July, 1949.
Art.6 Article VI
Art.6.1x The Commission may from time to time make recommendations to any or all Contracting Governments on any matters which relate to whales or whaling and to the objectives and purposes of this Convention.
Art.7 Article VII
Art.7.1x The Contracting Government shall ensure prompt transmission to the International Bureau for Whaling Statistics at Sandefjord in Norway, or to such other body as the Commission may designate, of notifications and statistical and other information required by this Convention in such form and manner as may be prescribed by the Commission.
Art.8 Article VIII
Art.8.1 1. Notwithstanding anything contained in this Convention any Contracting Government may grant to any of its nationals a special permit authorizing that national to kill, take and treat whales for purposes of scientific research subject to such restrictions as to number and subject to such other conditions as the Contracting Government thinks fit, and the killing, taking, and treating of whales in accordance with the provisions of this Article shall be exempt from the operation of this Convention. Each Contracting Government shall report at once to the Commission all such authorizations which it has granted. Each Contracting Government may at any time revoke any such special permit which it has granted.
Art.8.2 2. Any whales taken under these special permits shall so far as practicable be processed and the proceeds shall be dealt with in accordance with directions issued by the Government by which the permit was granted.
Art.8.3 3. Each Contracting Government shall transmit to such body as may be designated by the Commission, in so far as practicable, and at intervals of not more than one year, scientific information available to that Government with respect to whales and whaling, including the results of research conducted pursuant to paragraph 1 of this Article and to Article IV.
Art.8.4 4. Recognizing that continuous collection and analysis of biological data in connection with the operations of factory ships and land stations are indispensable to sound and constructive management of the whale fisheries, the Contracting Governments will take all practicable measures to obtain such data.