English Translation Of Norwegian Whaling Regulations

1. Main rule for whaling
Whalers are to make sure that they use methods which do not cause the animal needless suffering. The killing shall be performed in a matter which does not cause the animal needless suffering.
2. Requirement of the harpoon grenade
All whalers must use a government approved harpoon grenade. It is forbidden to carry or use any other harpoon grenade other than the one that is approved.
Any use of cold harpoons is forbidden.
Before the boat docks, the grenade is to be removed from the harpoon and the harpoon is to be removed from the canon.
3. Requirements for whaling
All whaling fleets are required to have onboard the following equipment:
Too difficult to translate since I don’t know the terms for these types of weapons. But they are demanded to have onboard rifles (9,3 mm caliber), 50mm caliber canon, different types of harpoons but no more than 7 together, the harpoons are to weigh a certain amount, the harpoons are to be able to handle a 5000 kilo stretch and this is to be tested before hand. The machine that pulls the whale in is to tolerate a load of 5000kg and a 2500kg traction. The vessel is to have a barrel fastened to the mast, the barrel is to be painted white with a black 30cm belt around it.
4. Rifle and ammunition requirements
For a minke whale that has not died from the shot of a harpoon, a 9.3mm caliber rifle is to be used (or a bigger full metal jacket?). It is forbidden to use ammunition with a lead point.
The rifle and ammunition is to always be placed available by the canon. The rifle is to be approved by a gunsmith.
5. The killing approach
It is forbidden to release fire before the grenade is put in the harpoon and the lines are secured. Loosening the lines is prohibited until the minke whale is dead.
A targeted minke whale that has not died from the harpoon shot is to be shot as quickly as possible in the head region with a rifle.
Hunt for a new minke whale is not to begin until the previous caught minke whale is dead.
It is prohibited to pump air or compressed gasses into the carcass of the whale.
6. "Dibbs"
The vessel that has first gone after the whale has dibbs” on that whale, other vessels are not allowed to hunt the same whale unless told otherwise.
7. Discarding of whale remains.
Dumping the remains is not to disrupt any other fishing, or be a burden to other people/nature.
8. Punishment
Anybody who is caught breaking the law or not following regulations will be prosecuted.