04/24/2010 - The International Whaling Commission (IWC) has proposed what it calls a 10-year peace plan. It says this will maintain the global moratorium on commercial whaling, imposed in 1986, but allow limited catches for countries that are still hunting whales despite the ban.
The proposal aims to broker a compromise in the ongoing dispute between countries opposed to whaling, such as the UK, and those that continue to hunt the mammals.
IWC’s moratorium on commercial whaling – should be set in stone, not set aside.”
But she added there were positive elements to the proposals, such as considering the recovery of depleted stocks.
Read the article Green Groups' Anger at New Plan to Make Whaling Legal on The Herald's Web site.
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