Info:IWC motion to Ban Sci. Whaling

Michael Williamson (whe_william@flo.org)
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03-Jun-95 02:45 am Regular  International
 
IWC MEETING PASSES MOTION TO BAN SCIENTIFIC WHALING
 
 
   Dublin, June 2, Kyodo - Anti-whaling nations at the International
Whaling Commission (IWC) today adopted a resolution urging a ban on
whaling for research purposes inside a Southern Ocean whale
sanctuary.
   On the fifth and final day of the Dublin gathering, 16 nations
submitted the resolution calling for scientific whaling in the
Antarctic to be conducted in a non-fatal way.
   A total of 23 countries voted for the motion, seven voted against
and one abstained.
   The Japanese delegation has said scientific whaling is necessary
to determine the impact of years of whaling on stocks and to obtain
an accurate profile of the population in the region.
   Anti-whaling countries said such whaling is unnecessary in the
Antarctic whaling sanctuary, which was decided upon by a majority of
IWC members at last year's meeting in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
   Shortly before the meeting voted for the resolution, Japan's
Fisheries Agency in Tokyo said the nation would continue scientific
whaling even if the motion was passed.
   However, sources said the agency would review its plan to
increase the annual number of whales to be taken from the ocean to
400 from 300 after the team returned from Dublin.
   The motion does not bind scientific whaling in the northwestern
Atlantic, where Japan launched such whaling last year.
   The resolution was agreed on following a Japanese request for a
review of the Southern Ocean sanctuary.
   Japan is a member of the IWC, which banned commercial whaling in
1985, but the International Convention for the Regulation of
Whaling, which the IWC administers, permits a limited form of
non-commercial whaling for scientific purposes.
   Japan has been catching about 300 whales each year since 1987 in
the Antarctic for what it describes as scientific purposes.
 
 
KYODO krm