Whale Fisheries Act, 1937

Remuneration of gunners and crews of whaling ships.

17.—(1) No gunner nor any member of the crew of a ship in respect of which a whaling licence has been granted shall be engaged otherwise than on terms that his remuneration, in so far as it is calculated by reference to the results of his work, shall depend upon the size, species, yield of oil and value of the whales taken or killed.

(2) If any gunner or member of a crew of a ship, in respect of which a whaling licence is for the time being in force, is engaged in contravention of this section, each of the following persons, namely, the master and (subject to the provisions of this Act relating to statutory defences) the owner and the charterer (if any) of such ship shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to the penalties mentioned in the Second Schedule to this Act.