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IWC LIABILITY DISCLAIMER

The IWC offers general advice, including guidance and good practice protocols, on a range of activities which involve interaction with cetaceans. This advice is often the result of consultation with the world’s leading authorities on particular issues or activities. These activities include, but are not confined to, entanglement and stranding response, satellite tagging, and hunting practices for aboriginal subsistence whaling.

It should be noted that whales are large and powerful wild animals, and that any activity involving human interaction with a whale is potentially dangerous. 

Whilst personal safety is paramount in all IWC advice, it can never be guaranteed. Accordingly:

(a) any person relying on that advice does so in the full  knowledge of the risks to their personal safety  and life (and, where applicable, to the personal safety and life of others) posed by  engaging in any interaction with a whale;

(b) individuals accept and take full legal responsibility for their  own acts or omissions when engaging in any interaction with a whale; and

(c)  (in so far as permissible by the applicable law) the IWC accepts no liability for death, injury, loss or damage sustained during interactions, or intended interactions, with cetaceans including, in particular, any liability for any consequential costs or losses, special costs or losses, exemplary or punitive damages, costs or losses or any damages, costs or losses attributable to lost profits or opportunities .


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The International Whaling Commission endeavours to ensure that the information is correct but does not accept any liability for error or omission.

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Translations

English is the official language of the IWC and as such all translations provided on this site are for information purposes only. Therefore the IWC is not responsible for any omissions or errors therein. Translations provided are only accurate to the date shown at the head of the document.