asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if, in view of the continuation of importation of whale products, he is satisfied with the operation of the present regulations and whether he will make a statement.
The decision to ban the importation of certain whale products was announced on 15th March 1973. Regulations were made to prohibit imports of all products of commercial significance from baleen whales. The products concerned included whalemeat, whalebone and hair and waste of whalebone, whale oil, other than sperm oil, and whalemeat extract. The regulations are being operated satisfactorily.