H.R. 5898 (112th): Whaling Convention Amendments Act of 2012

To amend the Whaling Convention Act to require the Secretary of Commerce to authorize aboriginal subsistence whaling as permitted by the regulations of the International Whaling Commission and to set aboriginal subsistence catch limits for bowhead whales in the event the Commission fails to adopt such limits, and for other purposes.

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Jun 5, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 5, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Don Young

Representative for Alaska At Large



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Jun 5, 2012

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