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ARTICLE 2.

Notwithstanding the provisions of Article 7 of the Principal Agreement, it is forbidden to use a factory ship or a whale catcher attached thereto for the purpose of taking or treating baleen whales in the waters south of 40° South Latitude from 70° West Longitude westwards as far as 160° West Longitude for a period of two years from the 8th day of December, 1938.

ARTICLE 3.

(1) No factory ship which has been used for the purpose of treating baleen whales south of 40° South Latitude shall be used for that purpose elsewhere within a period of twelve months from the end of the open season prescribed in Article 7 of the Principal Agreement,

(2) Only such factory ships as have operated during the year 1937 within the territorial waters of any signatory Government shall, after the signature of this Protocol, so operate, and any such ships so operating shall be treated as land stations and remain moored in territorial waters in one position during the season and shall operate for not more than six months in any period of twelve months, such period of six months to be continuous.

ARTICLE 4.

To Article 5 of the Principal Agreement there shall be added the following:— “except that blue whales of not less than 65 feet, fin whales of not less than 50 feet and sperm whales of not less than 30 feet in length may be taken for delivery to land stations provided that the meat of such whales is to be used for local consumption as human or animal food.”

ARTICLE 5.

To Article 7 of the Principal Agreement there shall be added the following:

“Notwithstanding the above prohibition of treatment during a close season, the treatment of whales which have been taken during the open season may be completed after the end of the open season.”

ARTICLE 6.

In Article 8 of the Principal Agreement the word “baleen” shall be inserted after the word “treating.”

ARTICLE 7.

s For the areas specified in (a), (b), (c) and (d) of Article 9 of the Printipal Agreement there shall be substituted the following areas, viz.:

(a) in the waters north of 66° North Latitude; except that from * 150° East Longitude eastwards as far as 140° West *... . Longitude the taking or killing of whales by such ship or catcher shall be permitted between 66° North Latitude and 72° North Latitude; (b) in the Atlantic Ocean and its dependent waters north of 40° South Latitude; (c) in the Pacific Ocean and its dependent waters east of 150° West Longitude between 40° South Latitude and 35° North Latitude; (d) in the Pacific Ocean and its dependent waters west of 150° West Longitude between 40° South Latitude and 20° North Latitude; (e) in the Indian Ocean and its dependent waters north of 40° South Latitude.

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ARTICLE 8.

; For Article 12 of the Principal Agreement there shall be substituted the following, viz.: The taking of whales for delivery to a factory ship shall be so regulated or restricted by the master or person in charge of the factory ship that no whale carcase shall remain in the sea for a longer period than 33 hours from the time of killing to the time when it is taken up on to the deck of the factory ship for treatment.

ARTICLE 9.

The present Protocol shall come into force provisionally on the

first day of July, 1938, to the extent to which the signatory Governments are respectively able to enforce it.

ARTICLE 10.

(i) The present Protocol shall be ratified and the instruments of ratification shall be deposited with the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland as soon as possible.

(ii) It shall come into force definitively upon the deposit of the instruments of ratification by the Governments of the United Kingdom, Germany and Norway. (iii) For any other Government which is a party to the Principal Agreement, the present Protocol shall come into force on the date of the deposit of its instrument of ratification or notification of accession.

(iv) The Government of the United Kingdom will inform the other Governments of the date on which the Protocol comes into force and the date of any ratification or accession received subsequently.

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ARTICLE 11.

(i) The present Protocol shall be open to accession by any Government which has not signed it and which accedes to the Principal Agreement before the definitive entry into force of the Protocol.

(ii) Accession shall be effected by means of a notification in writing addressed to the Government of the United Kingdom and shall take effect immediately after the date of its receipt.

(iii) The Government of the United Kingdom will inform all the Governments which have signed or acceded to the present Protocol of all accessions received and the date of their receipt.

ARTICLE 12.

Any ratification of or accession to the Principal Agreement which may be deposited or notified after the date of definitive coming into force of the present Protocol shall be deemed to relate to the Principal Agreement as amended by the present Protocol.

In witness whereof the undersigned, duly authorised thereto, have signed the present Protocol.

Done in London the twenty-fourth day of June, 1938, in a single copy, which shall be deposited in the archives of the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, by whom certified copies shall be communicated to all the signatory Governments.

For the Government of the Union of South Africa:

C. T. TE WATER.
F. J. DU TOIT.

For the Government of the United States of America:

HERSCHEL V. JoHNSON.
REMINGTON KELLOGG.
WILFRID N. DERBY.

For the Government of the Argentine Republic:

MANUEL E. MALBRAN.
M. FINCATI.

For the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia:
RoBERT G. MENZIEs.
For the Government of Canada:
VINCENT MASSEY.
For the Government of Eire:

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For the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and
Northern Ireland:

HENRY G. MAURICE.
GEO. HogaRTH.

For the Government of New Zealand:
W. J. JoFDAN.

For the Government of Norway:
BIRGER BERGERSEN.

AND whDREAs the Governments of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Germany, and Norway, having deposited their instruments of ratification of the said Protocol with the Government of the United Kingdom, the last on December 30, 1938, the said Protocol came into force definitively on December 30, 1938, in accordance with Section (ii) of Article 10 thereof; AND WHEREAs it is provided by Section (iii) of the said Article 10 that for any other Government which is a party to the principal Agreement of June 8, 1937, the Protocol shall come into force on the date of the deposit of that Government's instrument of ratification or notification of accession; AND WHEREAs the said Protocol has been duly ratified by the Government of the United States of America and its instrument of ratification was deposited with the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on March 30, 1939; Now, THEREFORE, be it known that I, Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States of America, have caused the said Protocol signed on June 24, 1938, amending the International Agreement for the Regulation of Whaling signed on June 8, 1937, to be made public to the end that the same and every article and clause thereof, and the Agreement of June 8, 1937 as amended thereby, may be observed and fulfilled with good faith by the United States of America and the citizens thereof. IN TESTIMONY whereof, I have caused the Seal of the United States of America to be hereunto affixed. DoNE at the city of Washington this eighth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and thirty(SEAL) nine and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and sixty-third.

FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT By the President: CoRDELL HULL Secretary of State.

[SEAL OF BRITISH FOREIGN OFFICE)

(CERTIFICATE OF EXTENSION OF AGREEMENT FOR THE REGULATION OF WHALING SIGNED JUNE 8, 1937]

Whereas the International Agreement for the Regulation of Whaling, signed in London on the 8th June, 1937 has been ratified by the Governments of the United States of America, Germany, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Eire, New Zealand and Norway, and came into force in accordance with the provisions of Article 19 on the 7th day of May, 1938; and Whereas the Governments of the United States of Mexico and Canada have acceded, with effect from the 7th May, 1938 and the 14th June, 1938, respectively, to the said Agreement in accordance with Article 22 thereof; and Whereas in consequence the Governments of the United States of America, Germany, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Eire, New Zealand, Norway, the United States of Mexico and Canada are contracting Governments; and Whereas, according to the provisions of Article 21, the said Agreement remains in force until the 30th June, 1938 and thereafter if, before that date, a majority of the contracting Governments, which shall include the Governments of the United Kingdom, Germany and Norway shall have agreed to extend its duration: The Undersigned, Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of His Majesty the King of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas, Emperor of India, hereby certifies that, the Governments of the United States of America, Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Eire, the United States of Mexico, New Zealand and Norway have agreed to extend the duration of the said Agreement, and that the Agreement will accordingly, under the provisions of Article 21, continue in force after the 30th June, 1938. Witness my hand this 29th day of June, 1938. Given at the Foreign Office, London. HALIFAx. (6)

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