Return-path: <WHE_WILLIAM@FLO.ORG> Received: from FLO.ORG by VMSVAX.SIMMONS.EDU (PMDF V4.3-10 #8767) id <01HR6PWQIEFK007AJL@VMSVAX.SIMMONS.EDU>; Thu, 01 Jun 1995 09:08:38 -0500 (EST) Date: Thu, 01 Jun 1995 09:08:09 -0400 (EDT) From: Michael Williamson <WHE_WILLIAM@FLO.ORG> Subject: Info: DNA used in Whale Smuggling To: whalenet@VMSVAX.SIMMONS.EDU Message-id: <950601090809.3b46b@FLO.ORG> Content-transfer-encoding: 7BIT From: SMTP%"MARMAM@UVVM.BITNET" 31-MAY-1995 13:26:19.87 To: WHE_WILLIAM CC: Subj: Whale smuggling widespread Date: Wed, 31 May 1995 11:18:00 UTC Reply-To: Marine Mammals Research and Conservation Discussion <MARMAM@UVVM.BITNET> Sender: Marine Mammals Research and Conservation Discussion <MARMAM@UVVM.BITNET> Comments: Warning -- original Sender: tag was rbaird@SOL.UVIC.CA From: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Whale smuggling widespread X-To: email@example.com To: Multiple recipients of list MARMAM <MARMAM@UVVM.BITNET> Whale smuggling widespread, says report LONDON, May 30 (Reuter) - Smuggling of whalemeat is widespread, with new evidence pointing to an illegal trade triangle between Japan, South Korea and Taiwan, a British conservation group said on Tuesday. The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society said it based its claim on a series of genetic tests of whalemeat taken from major cities in Asia, including Tokyo and Seoul. "The tests revealed the meat as having come from at least seven protected species," said the group. "These DNA tests help prove the existence of a whalemeat smuggling triangle." Commercial whaling was banned in 1986. However "pro-whaling" nations continue to flout the rules and smugglers are cashing in, with whalemeat now fetching about $100 a pound, it said. Since regulated whaling is unenforcable, the only way to curb illegal trade in the meat is to require that DNA testing becomes part of international monitoring, the group said.