562.8F2/49: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Bingham)

195. For Johnson. Embassy’s 300, May 21, 6.00 p.m. To raise the minimum length of immature blue whales to 75 feet will necessitate amending the Whaling Act which stipulates under Section 4 the minimum length of blue whales as 60 feet. The limitation of the number of killer boats accompanying each factory and the restriction of the daily catch to the amount that can be converted within 24 hours can be accomplished by modifying the regulations authorized under Section 5 and issued jointly by the Secretary of Commerce and the Secretary of the Treasury7 for the purpose of carrying out the objectives of the Convention.

  1. Federal Register, October 17, 1936, p. 1616.