345. Whaling statutes and subordinate legislation.

345.     Whaling statutes and subordinate legislation.

Legal effect was given to the Convention for the Regulation of Whaling1 by the Whaling Industry (Regulation) Act 1934. The statutes now in force are the Whaling Industry (Regulation) Acts 1934 and 19382. This legislation provides for the protection of certain classes of whale3, as well as for the prohibition of catching or treating whales, and imposes a system of licensing4.

Protection is afforded to all native mammals in the Antarctic5.