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International panel makes recommendation to Japan on research whaling

  • October 3, 2018
  • , Mainichi, Yomiuri, Sankei
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Yomiuri, Mainichi, and Sankei reported that the governing body of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (known as the Washington Convention) has asked Japan to take corrective measures on its research whaling of sei whales, which the panel claimed is conducted for “commercial purposes.” According to the article, the GOJ has insisted that research whaling of the species constitutes “academic research.” The GOJ reportedly needs to respond to the recommendation by next February. 

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