Paragraphs in "Convention For The Conservation Of Antarctic Seals" coded as SUBS

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Art.2 Article 2 Implementation
Art.2.1 1. The Contracting Parties agree that the species of seals enumerated in Article 1 shall not be killed or captured within the Convention area by their nationals or vessels under their respective flags except in accordance with the provisions of this Convention.
Art.2.2 2. Each Contracting Party shall adopt for its nationals and for vessels under its flag such laws, regulations and other measures, including a permit system as appropriate, as may be necessary to implement this Convention.
Art.3 Article 3 Annexed measures
Art.3.1 1. This Convention includes an Annex specifying measures which the Contracting Parties hereby adopt. Contracting Parties may from time to time in the future adopt other measures with respect to the conservation, scientific study and rational and humane use of seal resources, prescribing inter alia:
Art.3.1.a a) permissible catch;
Art.3.1.b b) protected and unprotected species;
Art.3.1.c c) open and closed seasons;
Art.3.1.d d) open and closed areas, including the designation of reserves;
Art.3.1.e e) the designation of special areas where there shall be no disturbance of seals;
Art.3.1.f f) limits relating to sex, size, or age for each species;
Art.3.1.g g) restrictions relating to time of day and duration, limitations of effort and methods of sealing;
Art.3.1.h h) types and specifications of gear and apparatus and appliances which may be used;
Art.3.1.i i) catch returns and other statistical and biological records;
Art.3.1.j j) procedures for facilitating the review and assessment of scientific information;
Art.3.1.k k) other regulatory measures including an effective system of inspection.
Art.3.2 2. The measures adopted under paragraph (1) of this Article shall be based upon the best scientific and technical evidence available.
Art.3.3 3. The Annex may from time to time be amended in accordance with the procedures provided for in Article 9.
Art.5 Article 5 Exchange of information and scientific advice
Art.5.1 1. Each Contracting Party shall provide to the other Contracting Parties and to SCAR the information specified in the Annex within the period indicated therein.
Art.5.2 2. Each Contracting Party shall also provide to the other Contracting Parties and to SCAR before 31 October each year information on any steps it has taken in accordance with Article 2 of this Convention during the preceding period 1 July to 30 June.
Art.5.3 3. Contracting Parties which have no information to report under the two preceding paragraphs shall indicate this formally before 31 October each year.
Art.5.4 4. SCAR is invited:
Art.5.4.a a) to assess information received pursuant to this Article; encourage exchange of scientific data and information among the Contracting Parties; recommended programmes for scientific research; recommended statistical and biological data to be collected by sealing expeditions within the Convention area; and suggest amendments to the Annex; and
Art.5.4.b b) to report on the basis of the statistical, biological and other evidence available when the harvest of any species of seal in the Convention area is having a significantly harmful effect on the total stocks of such species or on the ecological system in any particular locality.
Art.5.5 5. SCAR is invited to notify the Depositary which shall report to the Contracting Parties when SCAR estimates in any sealing season that the permissible catch limits for any species are likely to be exceeded and, in that case, to provide an estimate of the date upon which the permissible catch limits will be reached. Each Contracting Party shall then take appropriate measures to prevent its nationals and vessels under its flag from killing or capturing seals of that species after the estimated date until the Contracting Parties decided otherwise.
Art.5.6 6. SCAR may if necessary seek the technical assistance of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in making its assessment.
Art.5.7 7. Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (1) of Article 1 the Contracting Parties shall, in accordance with their internal law, report to each other and to SCAR, for consideration, statistics relating to the Antarctic seals listed in paragraph (2) of Article 1 which have been killed or captured by their nationals and vessels under their respective flags in the area of floating sea ice north of 60o South Latitude.