Subject: Info: IWC & GOVERNMENT UNDERLINES SUPPORT (fwd)

Michael Williamson (pita@whale.simmons.edu)
Thu, 9 May 1996 15:33:07 -0400 (EDT)

What is the IWC?
How does it work?
Do you think it works?
How can it be made better?


---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Thu, 9 May 96 00:25:00 UTC 0000
From: r.mallon1@genie.com
To: marmam@uvvm.uvic.ca, pita@whale.simmons.edu
Subject: GOVERNMENT UNDERLINES SUPPORT

GOVERNMENT UNDERLINES SUPPORT FOR WHALING BAN

  By Stephen Alderman, Parliamentary Staff, PA News
   The Government today reaffirmed its opposition to ending the ban on
commercial
whaling, ahead of an International Whaling Commission meeting next month.
   The moratorium was imposed by the IWC in 1986, but some countries -- notably
Norway and Japan -- have found ways round it.
   The ban will next be discussed by the IWC at a meeting in Aberdeen on June
24-28.
   Agriculture Minister of State Tony Baldry said in a Commons written reply
that
commercial whaling met no pressing nutritional, economic or social needs.
   "Commercial whaling is opposed by the vast majority of our citizens and by
Parliament, as well as by many of the countries concerned with the conservation
and management of whales through the IWC," he said.
   "Accordingly, the UK will oppose any move to end the current moratorium on
commercial whaling."