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Convention for the Regulation of Whaling

Document type
Multilateral
Field of application
Global
Date
Sep 24, 1931
Source
IUCN (ID: TRE-000073)
Title (French)

Convention pour la réglementation de la chasse à la baleine

Title (Other)

Übereinkommen zur Regelung des Walfangs

Place of adoption
Geneva
Depository
League of Nations
Language
English, French
Entry into force
Jan 16, 1935
Subject
Sea, Wild species & ecosystems
Keyword
Data collection/reporting Hunting rights Marine resources management Marine fisheries Monitoring Protected animal species Hunting/capture Marine mammals Hunting gear/hunting methods Maritime zone Biodiversity
Abstract

Applies only to baleens or whalebone whales. The taking of certain species of whale is prohibited as is the taking of immature or suckling whales. Vessels huting whales must be authorized by permit. Record keeping is required and Parties are obliged to make regular reports to the International Bureau for Whaling Statistics.

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France
Ireland
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Mexico
Monaco
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Norway
Poland
Serbia
Sierra Leone
South Africa
Spain
Sudan
Switzerland
Turkey
United Kingdom
United States of America

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