Behring Sea Award Act, 1894



An Act to provide for carrying into effect the Award of the Tribunal of Arbitration constituted under a Treaty between Her Majesty the Queen and the United States of America.[1] [23rd April 1894.]

[Whereas by a [2] treaty between Her Majesty the Queen and the Government of the United States of America various questions which had arisen respecting the taking and preservation of the fur seal in the North Pacific were referred to arbitrators as mentioned in the treaty:

And whereas the award of such arbitrators (in this Act referred to as the Behring Sea Arbitration Award) dated the fifteenth day of August one thousand eight hundred and ninety-three, contained the provisions set out in the First Schedule to this Act—rep. 8 Edw. 7. c. 49 (S.L.R.)].

[1 Short title, “The Behring Sea Award Act, 1894.” See s. 6. The Act has effect as if 57 & 58 Vict. c. 60, which repeals the Merchant Shipping Acts, 1854 and 1876, had not passed; see 57 & 58 Vict. c. 60, s. 745 (1) (f).]

[2 This treaty of February 29,1892, is printed in Hertslet’s State Papers, vol. 84, p. 48.]