April 8, 1957 (22nd Parliament, 5th Session)

LIB

John Watson MacNaught (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. MacNaught:

After 1911, during the first years when the convention was in effect, the Canadian government received about $5,000 worth of seals from the Russian government -I am quoting from memory-in connection with the seals killed on the Commander islands, and a somewhat larger share from the Japanese government in respect of seals killed on the Robben island. That was supposed to be 15 per cent of the kill. I am afraid that at this late date it would be difficult to determine whether as a matter of fact we got 15 per cent of the kill between the years 1911 and 1917, the period of the agreement. I presume we got 15 per cent, because the question was never raised and if there had been any suspicion that we had not got our 15 per cent I presume something would have been said at that time.

Topic:   NORTH PACIFIC FUR SEALS
Subtopic:   IMPLEMENTATION OF INTERIM CONVENTION ON CONSERVATION
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