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THE MARINE MAMMAL COMMISSION COMPENDIUM

MULTILATERAL / MARINE MAMMALS
Volume(s) 1-3; pages 1483-1485


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Amendments to the Schedule to the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling, London, 1974


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Done at London 28 June 1974


Entered into force 2 October 1974


Primary source citation: 25 UST 2978, TIAS 7960


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INTERNATIONAL WHALING COMMISSION GREAT WESTMINSTER HOUSE, HORSEFERRY ROAD, LONDON S.W. 1P 2AE TELEPHONE: 01-834 8511 (EXTENSION 7405) Chairman: I. RINDAL (Norway) Vice-Chairman: A. G. BOLLEN (Australia) Secretary: R. STACEY

3 OCTOBER 1974

Ref: AS XXVI

CIRCULAR COMMUNICATION TO ALL CONTRACTING GOVERNMENTS INTERNATIONAL WHALING CONVENTION 1946 AMENDMENTS TO THE SCHEDULE

The Secretary refers to his circular letter of 3 July, 1974 notifying Contracting Governments of the amendments to the Schedule of the Convention agreed at the Commission's Twenty-sixth Annual Meeting.

No objections have been received to the amendments which are listed overleaf and they therefore became binding on all Contracting Governments from 2 October, 1974. The Secretary requests an acknowledgment of this communication, a copy of which is also being sent to all Commissioners.

LIST OF AMENDMENTS TO THE SCHEDULE APPROVED BY THE COMMISSION AT ITS 26TH MEETING

Paragraph 1

Add the following at end of paragraph: `lost whale' means any whale that has been taken but not delivered to the factory ship or land station.

 

Paragraph 11

Line 3: delete 1,450  insert 1,000

3: "  4,500  "  4,000

4: "  5,000  "  7,000

4: 1973/74  " 1974/75

Add the following at end of paragraph:

`The total catches taken in any of the areas I to VI shall not exceed the limits shown below. However, in no circumstances shall the sum of the area catches exceed the total quotas.'

 

  Fin Sei & Bryde's Minke
Areas I & II 120W0 475 1275 3,300
Areas III & IV 0130E 416 1503 4,140
Areas V & VI 130E120W 300 1664 1,060

 

`Further provided that in areas II & III the catch of sei & Bryde's whales does not exceed 810 and 495 respectively. From 1975/76 the quotas will be divided into six areas or such other divisions based on the advice tendered by the Scientific Committee.'

VERSION(8), COLUMNS(6), DIMENSION(TM), COLWIDTHS(296341,91643,105841,105841,105841,E1), KEEP(OFF), BELOW(35280),

Paragraph 12

Line 2: delete 550  insert 300

2:  "  1974 " 1975.

Paragraph 13

Line 2: delete 3,000 insert 2,000

2: " 1974 " 1975

Paragraph 14

Line 2: delete 1974 insert 1975

Paragraph 15

Line 1: delete 1973/74 insert 1974/75

2: delete 1974  insert 1975

6: " 1,900 insert 2,548

6: " 1,800 "  2,563

7: "  2,900  " 2,730

7: "  2,100 "  2,188

8:  " 3,200  " 3,822

8:  " 1,100 " 1,500

Delete colon and dash in line 4. Add a full stop then the following sentence:

`However, in no circumstances shall the sum of the area catches exceed the total quotas.'

Paragraph 21

Delete and insert the following:

Whales must be measured when at rest on deck or platform after the hauling out wire and grasping device have been released, by means of a tape-measure made of a non-stretching material. The zero end of the tape-measure shall be attached to a spike or stable device to be positioned on the deck or platform abreast of one end of the whale. Alternatively the spike may be stuck into the tail fluke abreast of the apex of the notch. The tape-measure shall be held taut in a straight line parallel to the deck and the whale's body, and other than in exceptional circumstances along the whale's back, and read abreast of the other end of the whale. The ends of the whale for measurement purposes shall be the tip of the upper jaw or, in sperm whales, the most forward part of the head and the apex of the notch between the tail flukes.

Measurements shall be logged to the nearest foot or 0.1 metres. That is to say, any whale between 75 feet 6 inches and 76 feet 6 inches shall be logged as 76 feet, and any whale between 76 feet 6 inches and 77 feet 6 inches shall be logged as 77 feet. Similarly, any whale between 10.15 metres and 10.25 metres shall be logged as 10.2 metres, and any whale between 10.25 metres and 10.35 metres shall be logged as 10.3 metres. The measurement of any whale which falls on an exact half foot or 0.05 metre shall be logged at the next half foot or 0.05 metre, e.g. 76 feet 6 inches precisely shall be logged as 77 feet and 10.25 metres precisely shall be logged as 10.3. metres.

Paragraph 24(b)

Delete and insert the following:

For each catcher ship attached to a factory ship or land station

(i) the dates on which each is commissioned and ceases whaling for the season.

(ii) the number of days on which each is at sea on the whaling grounds each season.

(iii) where possible the total number of hours spent each day searching for, chasing and catching whales, but not including time spent picking up or towing.

(iv) the gross tonnage, horsepower and length of each and the list of those equipped with asdic; vessels used only as tow boats should be specified.

Paragraph 24 (c) Delete full stop after `concerned' Add a comma and then the following: and the number of miles searched per day by aircraft, if any.