Plan to End Whaling Ban

Date: 30/03/2010

A plan floated by the International Whaling Commission (IWC) would allow the resumption of low-level whaling to replace the scientific whaling that kills up to 3000 each year, says New Zealand’s representative on the commission, Sir Geoffrey Palmer. The deal would lift the IWC’s 1986 overall ban on whaling, while restricting the scientific whaling carried out by Japan, Norway and Finland. The change is intended to lower the overall number of whales killed worldwide.

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