Japan confirms it will quit IWC to resume commercial whaling

Japan confirms it will quit IWC to resume commercial whaling


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Japan is facing international condemnation after confirming it will resuming commercial whaling for the first time in more than 30 years.

The country’s fleet will resume commercial operations in July next 2019, the government’s chief spokesman, Yoshihide Suga, said of the decision to defy the 1986 global ban on commercial whaling…

Read Full Article; Guardian UK (12-25-2018)

Science Is No Excuse For Japan’s Antarctic Whaling, Court Rules, Nature (04-01-2014)
Japan’s hugely controversial ‘scientific whaling’ programme is not actually scientific and must be stopped, the International Court of Justice ruled…

Japan Kills 200 Pregnant Minke Whales; National Geographic (04-05-2018)

Like human societies, whales value culture and family ties; PhysOrg (04-05-2018)

Larger marine animals at higher risk of extinction, and humans are to blame, Science Daily (09-14-2016)
In today’s oceans, larger-bodied marine animals are more likely to become extinct than smaller creatures, according to a Stanford-led report. It’s a pattern that is unprecedented in the history of life on Earth, and one that is likely driven by human fishing…

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