Subject: Info: NEW ZEALAND GOVT PROTESTS JAPANESE WHALING

Michael Williamson (whe_william)
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15-Feb-95 07:03 pm Regular  Parliament
 
NEW ZEALAND GOVT PROTESTS JAPANESE WHALING
 
 
Wellington, Feb 15 - New Zealand has protested to the Japanese
Government about whaling in the Southern Ocean sanctuary, Foreign
Minister Don McKinnon said today.
   In a statement, he said New Zealand was strongly opposed to
scientific whaling and had said so many times.
   Greenpeace said today it had ``caught'' a Japanese whaling fleet
hunting minke whales in the newly created sanctuary around and north
of Antarctica. The sanctuary, which includes two-thirds of New
Zealand's territorial waters, came into effect in December.
   Greenpeace said a fleet of three hunting vessels and a factory
ship were caught and photographed yesterday operating 1200km inside
the area.
   Activists from the environmental organisation were trying to
disrupt the hunt using inflatable rafts and a helicopter.
   Japan has given the go-ahead to its whalers to kill 330 whales
this summer, apparently for scientific purposes.
   Japan was the only nation to vote against establishment of the
sanctuary at an International Whaling Commission meeting last May.
   Mr McKinnon said that although scientific whaling was within the
rules of the IWC, New Zealand had continued to register its concerns
with the Japanese.
   ``New Zealand considers that with modern techniques, the
information essential for management and conservation of whales can
be obtained from non-lethal methods.
   ``While communicating these points to the Japanese Government, we
have expressed particular concern that this year's programme is
being conducted not only in the agreed Southern Ocean sanctuary but
more specifically in Ross Sea,'' he said.
 
 
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