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Montevideo, September 26th 2018 - 13:02 UTC

Tag: commercial whaling

  • Monday, September 10th 2018 - 08:30 UTC

    Pro and anti-whaling nations clash in Brazil; renewed attempt to create a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary

    Tokyo heads into the biennial meeting as chair of the 88-nation body determined to shake-up what it says is a dysfunctional organization mired in dispute

    Pro and anti-whaling nations are set for a showdown when the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meets in Brazil from Monday as Japan leads an assault on a three-decade old moratorium on commercial whale hunting. Tokyo heads into the biennial meeting as chair of the 88-nation body determined to shake-up what it says is a dysfunctional organization mired in dispute and unable to make key decisions.

  • Tuesday, July 3rd 2018 - 08:49 UTC

    Japan wants to change voting rules at IWC to hunt for more whale species

    Australia's Department of the Environment and Energy said it would seek to block any attempt by Japan to resume commercial whaling.

    Australia and other anti-whaling nations are seeking a showdown with Japan as Tokyo attempts to resume commercial whaling later this year. Japanese officials have reportedly confirmed the country's attempt to alter voting rules and allow hunting of whale species with “healthy” numbers at an International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Brazil in September.