260 Department of External Affairs to Embassy in Washington
Your FEC 288  and 303.  Fishing and Aquatic Industries.
(a) that any extension of Japanese fishing or whaling activities
to areas beyond those laid down in SCAPIN 1033  should not be
permitted without prior approval by F.E.C. who should consult with
any established international bodies concerned with managing or
agreeing on the utilisation or exploitation of marine resources;
(b) that agreement should be reached in the International Whaling
Conference on the question of Japan's future participation in the
whaling industry. Japan's re-entry into the whaling industry
should be prohibited for the time being;
(c) that she should be specifically excluded from the pearl
fishing industry outside the areas laid down in SCAPIN 1033 for
the same period decided for her exclusion from the whaling
2. Your paragraph 2(b). We feel that restriction of the size of
ships might more properly be dealt with when policy on the
shipbuilding industry generally is being considered.
3. Your paragraph 3. We agree that the question of making whaling
facilities available as reparations would be better dealt with in
a separate paper.
4. You should sponsor amendments designed to give effect to the
policy set out in paragraph 1 of this message.