Seal Fisheries (North Pacific) Act 1912

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1912 c. 10


Seal Fisheries (North Pacific) Act, 1912

(2 & 3 Geo. 5.) CHAPTER 10.

An Act to make such provisions with respect to the prohibition of catching Seals and Sea Otters in certain parts of the Pacific Ocean, and for the enforcement of such prohibitions as are necessary to carry out a Convention between His Majesty the King and the United States of America, the Emperor of Japan, and the Emperor of All the Russias.

[7th August 1912]

W HEREAS a Convention has been entered into between His Majesty and the United States of America, the Emperor of Japan, and the Emperor of All the Russias with respect to the prohibition of pelagic sealing in certain parts of the Pacific Ocean, and it is desirable that such amendments of the law should be made as will enable effect to be given to that Convention:

Be it therefore enacted by the King'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:

S-1 Extension of area within which pelagic sealing may be prohibited.

1 Extension of area within which pelagic sealing may be prohibited.

1. The seas with respect to which an Order in Council may be made under the Seal Fisheries (North Pacific) Act, 1895, prohibiting the killing, taking, and hunting of seals therein shall include the seas within such part of the Pacific Ocean as is north of the thirtieth parallel of north latitude, including the seas of Behring, Kamchatka, Okhotsk and Japan, and accordingly that Act shall have effect as if in subsection (2) of section seven thereof for the words ‘within that part of the Pacific Ocean known as Behring's Sea and within such other parts of the Pacific Ocean as are north of the forty-second parallel of north latitude’ there were substituted the words ‘within such part of the Pacific Ocean as is north of the thirtieth parallel of north latitude, including the seas of Behring, Kamchatka, Okhotsk and Japan.’

S-2 Power to prohibit killing and hunting of sea otters.

2 Power to prohibit killing and hunting of sea otters.

2. His Majesty in Council shall have the like power of making Orders in Council under the said Act as amended by this Act with respect to the killing, taking, and hunting of sea otters within such part of the Pacific Ocean as aforesaid as with respect to the killing, taking, and hunting of seals, and that Act as so amended shall apply accordingly.

S-3 Prohibition of using ports for purposes of pelagic sealing contrary to Order.

3 Prohibition...

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