The purpose of the regulations in this part is to implement the Whaling Convention Act (16 U.S.C. 916et seq.) by prohibiting whaling except for aboriginal subsistence whaling allowed by the International Whaling Commission. Provisions of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 (16 U.S.C. 1361et seq.) and the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531et seq.) also pertain to human interactions with whales. Rules elsewhere in this chapter govern such topics as scientific research permits, and incidental take and harassment of marine mammals.
Title 50 published on 2012-10-01
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