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PARLIAMENT OF THE UNITED KINGDOM
GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND
PASSED IN THE SESSIONS HELD IN THE
58-59TH AND 59TH YEARS OF THE REIGN OF HER MAJESTY
BEING THE FOURTH SESSION OF THE TWENTY-FIFTH PARLIAMENT AND
OF THE UNITED KINGDOM
PRINTED BY SAMUEL EDWARD DAWSON
An Act to provide for prohibiting the Catching of
Seals at certain periods in Behring Sea and other parts of the Pacific Ocean adjacent to Behring Sea, and for regulating the Seal Fisheries in those Seas.
[ 27th June, 1895.] W WHEREAS it is expedient to repeal the Seal Fishery (North 56 & 57 Vict.
Pacific) Act, 1893, and to re-enact it with amendments : Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
1.-(1.) Her Majesty the Queen may, by Order in Council, Power to prohibit, during the period specified in the Order, the catching Order in
prohibit by of seals by British ships in such parts of the seas to which this Council the Act applies as are specified in the Order.
hunting of (2. While an Order in Council under this Act is in force- Behring Sea (a.) a person belonging to a British ship shall not kill, take, parts of the
or hunt, or attempt to kill or take, any seal during the Pacific Ocean
period and within the seas specified in the Order; and (6.) a British ship shall not, nor shall any of the equipment
or crew thereof, be used or employed in such killing,
taking, hunting, or attempt. (3.) If there is any contravention of this section, any person committing, procuring, aiding or abetting such contravention shall be guilty of a misdemeanour within the meaning of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1894, and the ship and her equipment 57 & 58 Vict. and everything on board thereof shall be subject to forfeiture c. 60. to Her Majesty
2.—(1.) Her Majesty the Queen may by Order in Council Power to make, as respects such parts of the seas to which this Act regulate seal
fishing. applies as are specified in the Order, regulations(a.) for entering in the official log of a ship particulars re
specting the hunting, killing, and taking of seals, and
power to prohibit or restrict the use therein of any par-