The International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling Law and Legal Definition

The International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling (“convention”) is an international environmental agreement. This Convention was signed by 15 nations in Washington D.C. on December 2, 1946. The U.S. is also a party to this Convention. [Pit River Tribe v. United States Forest Serv., 469 F.3d 768, 786 (9th Cir. Cal. 2006)].

The following are the purposes of the Convention:

1.To provide proper conservation of whale stocks;

2.To provide for an orderly development of the whaling industry;

3. To provide protection all whale species from overhunting;

4. To provide future generations with great natural resources represented by whale stocks.