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Japan proposes partial resumption of commercial whaling at IWC conference

  • September 12, 2018
  • , Yomiuri
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Yomiuri wrote that Japan proposed a partial resumption of commercial whaling and changes to decision-making rules at a five-day International Whaling Commission (IWC) conference that began in Florianópolis, Brazil, on Monday. The paper wrote that it remains to be seen whether the commission will accept Japan’s proposals because there is strong opposition to commercial whaling among its members. According to the paper, Japan argued that a review of the moratorium on commercial whaling that was imposed in 1982 has remained unaddressed for years and that sufficient populations of specific species of whales have been scientifically verified. The paper wrote that Australia has already voiced opposition to the Japanese proposals, and the Netherlands, Germany, and the UK will also likely oppose them.


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