THE MARINE MAMMAL COMMISSION COMPENDIUM
MULTILATERAL / MARINE MAMMALS
Volume(s) 1-3; pages 1454-1455
Amendments to the Schedule to the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling, London, 1963
Done at London 5 July 1963
Entered into force 9 October 1963
Primary source citation: 14 UST 1690, TIAS 5472
INTERNATIONAL WHALING COMMISSION EAST BLOCK, WHITEHALL PLACE, LONDON, S.W.1 Telephone: TRAFALGAR 7711 (Extension 383) Chairman: M. N. SUKHORUCHENKO (U.S.S.R.) Vice-Chairman: H. GARDNER (U.K.) Secretary: R. S. WIMPENNY
10TH OCTOBER, 1963
A.S.XV. Circular Communication to all Contracting Governments International Whaling Convention, 1946 Amendments of Schedule
The Secretary refers to his letter of 10th July, 1963 about the amendments to the Schedule to the International Whaling Convention, 1946 which the Commission made at the Fifteenth Meeting.
No objections to the amendments were received from Contracting Governments within the 90 day period which ended at midnight on 8th October, 1963. In accordance with Article V(3) of the Convention the amendments which for convenience are repeated overleaf became binding on all Contracting Governments as from 9th October, 1963. The Secretary requests an acknowledgement of receipt of this letter, a copy of which is being sent to all Commissioners.
The Schedule amendments made at the Fifteenth Meeting
Insert the following words at the end of the first sentence ‘and also such observers as the member countries engaged in the Antarctic pelagic whaling may arrange to place on each other's factory ships’.
For the existing sentence in brackets substitute the following sentence ‘This paragraph as a result of a decision of the Fourteenth Meeting was rendered inoperative until the Commission otherwise decides’.
Paragraph 6(2) (a):
Delete (a): Delete all the words in the second and third lines and substitute the words ‘of the Equator’.
Paragraph 6(2) (b):
Paragraph 6(3) (a):
Delete (a). Delete the existing wording and substitute the words ‘It is forbidden to kill or attempt to kill blue whales in the waters south of 40° south latitude, except in the waters north of 55° south latitude from 0° eastwards to 80° east longitude’.
Paragraph 6(3) (b):
Delete the words ‘fifteen thousand blue-whale units in 1962/63 or in any subsequent season’ and insert the words ‘ten thousand blue-whale units in 1963/64’.
Delete the figure 13,500 and insert 9,000.