THE MARINE MAMMAL COMMISSION COMPENDIUM
MULTILATERAL / MARINE MAMMALS
Volume(s) 1-3; pages 1410-1412
Amendments to the Schedule to the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling, London, 1949
Done at London 7 June 1949
Entered into force 11 October 1949 except for those Amendments which entered into force 11 January 1950
Primary source citation: 1 UST 506, TIAS 2092
INTERNATIONAL WHALING COMMISSION MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES, FISHERIES DEPARTMENT, ST. STEPHEN'S HOUSE, VICTORIA EMBANKMENT, LONDON, S. W. 1 Telephone: WHITEHALL 3201
Chairman: PROFESSOR B. BERGERSEN (NORWAY) Vice-Chairman: Dr. REMINGTON KELLOGG (U.S.A.) Secretary: A. T. A. DOBSON (U.K.)
15th November, 1949
Amendments to the Schedule to the International Whaling Convention 1946
I hereby certify that, at its first meeting, held in London in May/June 1949, the International Whaling Commission, by resolution, made the following amendments to the Schedule to the International Whaling Convention signed in Washington in 1946. Paragraph 6. At the end of the paragraph add the following words:-‘Provided that in each of the pelagic whaling seasons 1949/50 and 1950/51 a maximum of 1250 humpback whales may be taken in these waters.’
Paragraph 7 (a). Omit words ‘15th December to 1st April’ in fourth line and insert the words ‘22nd December to 7th April.’
(Note. This amendment involves a consequential amendment in para. 8 (d) where the words 7th April should be substituted for 1st April).
Paragraph 10. Delete and in place insert the following new Paragraph 10:-
‘10. (a) It is forbidden to use a land station under the jurisdiction of a Contracting Government, and whale catchers attached to such land station, for the purpose of taking or treating baleen whales except as permitted by the Contracting Government in accordance with sub-paragraph (b) of this paragraph.’
‘(b) Each Contracting Government shall declare for all land stations under its jurisdiction, and whale catchers attached to such land stations, one open season during which the taking or treating of baleen whales shall be permitted. Such open season shall be for a period of not more than six consecutive months in any period of twelve months and shall apply to all land stations under the jurisdiction of a Contracting Government; provided that a separate open season may be declared for any land station used for the taking or treating of baleen whales which is more than 1000 miles from the nearest land station used for the taking or treating of baleen whales under the jurisdiction of the same Contracting Government.’
‘(c) Notwithstanding the prohibition in sub-paragraph (a) of this paragraph, the treatment of whales which have been taken during an open season may be completed after the end of such open season.’
‘(d) The prohibitions contained in this paragraph shall apply to all land stations as defined in Article II of the Whaling Convention of 1946 and to all factory ships which are subject to the regulations governing the operation of land stations under the provisions of paragraph 17 of this Schedule.’
And I hereby further certify that these amendments were communicated to each and every Contracting Government by letter on 25th June, 1949, and, no objections having been received, came into force on 11th October, 1949, the 90 days following the notification of the amendments to each Contracting Government, as prescribed by Article V of the International Whaling Convention 1946, being deemed to have expired on 10th October, 1949. A. T. A. DOBSON Secretary, International Whaling Commission.
International Whaling Commission Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Fisheries Department, St. Stephen’s House, Victoria Embankment,
LONDON, S. W. 1 Telephone: WHITEHALL 3201
Chairman: PROFESSOR B. BERGERSEN (NORWAY) Vice-Chairman: Dr. REMINGTON KELLOGG (U.S.A.) Secretary: A.T.A. DOBSON (U.K.)
2 February, 1950
Amendment to the Schedule to the International Whaling Convention 1946
I hereby certify that, at its first meeting, held in London in May/June 1949, the International Whaling Commission, by resolution made the following amendment to the Schedule to the International Whaling Convention signed in Washington in 1946. The following new paragraph 17 is substituted for the existing paragraph 17 of the Schedule to the Convention aforesaid:
‘17 (a) A factory ship which operates solely within territorial waters in one of the areas specified in sub-paragraph (c) of this paragraph, by permission of the Government having jurisdiction over those waters, and which flies the flag of that Government shall, while so operating, be subject to the regulations governing the operation of land stations and not to the regulations governing the operation of factory ships.
(b) Such factory ship shall not, within a period of one year from the termination of the season in which she so operated, be used for the purpose of treating baleen whales in any of the other areas specified in sub-paragraph (c) of this paragraph or south of 40 degrees South latitude.
(c) The areas referred to in sub-paragraphs (a) and (b) are:-
1) On the coast of Madagascar and its dependencies:
2) On the west coast of French Africa:
3) On the coasts of Australia, namely on the whole of the east coast and on the west coast in the area known as Shark Bay and northward to Northwest Cape and including Exmouth Gulf and King George's Sound, including the Port of Albany.’
And I hereby certify that this amendment was communicated to each and every contracting government by letter dated 25th June, 1949. Before the expiration of the 90 days period provided for in Article V (3) of the International Whaling Convention of 1946, the French Government registered an objection to the coming into force of this amendment. No other contracting Government registered a similar objection, nor did the French Government withdraw their objection, so that, at the expiration of the further 90 days period provided for in Article V (3) of the 1946 Convention viz. 10th January, 1950, this amendment came into force as from 11th January, 1950, in respect of all Contracting Governments, except France.
A. T. A. DOBSON Secretary, International Whaling Commission.