International Whaling Conference, London, November 1945, and protocol signed November 26

[The Protocol signed at London on November 26, 1945, amended in certain particulars the international agreement for the regulation of whaling signed at London on June 8, 1937 (Department of State Treaty Series No. 933; 52 Stat. 1460), as amended by the Protocol signed at London on June 24, 1938 (Department of State Treaty Series No. 944; 53 Stat. 1794). On July 18, 1946, Secretary of State Byrnes submitted to President Truman a certified copy of the new Protocol, together with a report and other papers. On the following day the President transmitted the documents to the Senate, which on July 30 gave its advice and consent to ratification of the Protocol. The President ratified it on August 12, 1946, and on August 30 the United States deposited the instrument of ratification with the British Foreign Office. On February 10, 1947, the President proclaimed certain articles of the Protocol. For text, see Department of State Bulletin, August 11, 1946, page 284; Treaties and Other International Acts Series No. 1597, or 61 Stat. (pt. 2) 1213. For further documentation on the Protocols of 1937 and 1938, see Foreign Relations, 1937, volume I, pages 920 ff., and ibid., 1938, volume I, pages 947 ff.]