Aboriginal subsistence whaling means whaling authorized by paragraph 13 of the Schedule annexed to and constituting a part of the Convention.
Assistant Administrator means the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Authorized officer means:
Any commissioned, warrant, or petty officer of the U.S. Coast Guard;
Any special agent or enforcement officer of the National Marine Fisheries Service;
Any officer designated by the head of a Federal or state agency that has entered into an agreement with the Secretary of Commerce or the Commandant of the Coast Guard to enforce the provisions of the Whaling Convention Act; or
Any Coast Guard personnel accompanying and acting under the direction of any person described in paragraph (1) of this definition.
Calf means any whale less than 1 year old or having milk in its stomach.
Commission means the International Whaling Commission established by article III of the Convention.
Convention means the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling signed at Washington on December 2, 1946.
Cooperative agreement means a written agreement between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and a Native American whaling organization for the cooperative management of aboriginal subsistence whaling operations.
Landing means bringing a whale or any parts thereof onto the ice or land in the course of whaling operations.
Native American whaling organization means an entity recognized by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as representing and governing Native American whalers for the purposes of cooperative management of aboriginal subsistence whaling.
Regulations of the Commission means the regulations in the Schedule annexed to and constituting a part of the Convention, as modified, revised, or amended by the Commission from time to time.
Stinker means a dead, unclaimed whale found upon a beach, stranded in shallow water, or floating at sea.
Strike means hitting a whale with a harpoon, lance, or explosive device.
Wasteful manner means a method of whaling that is not likely to result in the landing of a struck whale or that does not include all reasonable efforts to retrieve the whale.
Whale products means any unprocessed part of a whale and blubber, meat, bones, whale oil, sperm oil, spermaceti, meal, and baleen.
Whaling means the scouting for, hunting, striking, killing, flensing, or landing of a whale, and the processing of whales or whale products.
Whaling captain or captain means any Native American who is authorized by a Native American whaling organization to be in charge of a vessel and whaling crew.
Whaling crew means those Native Americans under the control of a captain.
Whaling village means any U.S. village recognized by the Commission as having a cultural and/or subsistence need for whaling.