Subject: Case Study: Scientific Whaling

Michael Williamson (whe_william)
Mon, 1 Jun 1995 09:21:43

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31-May-95 04:14 pm Regular  Parliament
 
NZ WANTS ANTARCTIC WHALING TO END: MCLAY
 
 
   Wellington, May 30 - Whaling is continuing in Antarctic waters
despite the establishment of a southern ocean whale sanctuary, the
head of New Zealand's delegation has told the International Whaling
Commission's annual meeting in Ireland.
   Jim McLay, New Zealand's commissioner at the meeting, which began
on Monday, said killing was continuing inside the sanctuary,
ostensibly for scientific purposes.
   ``New Zealand is a strong supporter of the sanctuary, which
includes New Zealand waters below 40 degrees south latitude,'' he
said in a prepared speech.
   ``It was fitting that the sanctuary has been created in an area
that was the scene of many of the worst excesses of commercial
whaling over the past century.
   ``It is therefore a cause of great concern to New Zealand that
whales continue to be killed within this area.''
   Japan kills about 300 whales each year from an estimated
population of 760,000 minkes in Antarctic waters under a provision
that allows hunts for scientific research.
   Mr McLay said New Zealand recognised that whaling for scientific
purposes was permitted under last year's convention in which the
sanctuary was formed.
   ``However, it is New Zealand's view that, with modern management
techniques, the information necessary for the management and
conservation of whales can be obtained from non-lethal methods.
   ``We are therefore opposed to scientific whaling.
   ``We are concerned that the numbers of whales being killed for
research purposes appear to be increasing and that such activities
are occurring in the newly established sanctuary.''
   Mr McLay said important research would be presented to the
meeting on whale killing methods, ``which will demonstrate that the
electronic lance method is ineffective and painful''.
   ``It is New Zealand's hope that agreement will be reached to ban
the use of the lance as a method of killing whales.''
   Both Norway and Japan want to use the five-day meeting to ease
the 1986 global ban on commercial whaling.
 
 
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