Is whaling really over

Is whaling really over - certain area of the country or...

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Is whaling really over? -No, whaling still exists in today’s world even though more law and restrictions have been put in place across the world. If not, what countries are whaling? What species? How many whales? - Canada, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Indonesia, Japan, Norway, Russia, and even in the United States by small Alaskan tribes are still whaling. The Common Minke whale and the Antarctic minke whale are the two most species harvested. Over 1,500 whales are killed every year since 1986 when whaling was banned. -How are they getting around the ban? The countries getting around the ban have left the IWC, which controls the number of whales each country can harvest in certain amount of time. Another reason is because the whaling in a
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Unformatted text preview: certain area of the country or country is determined by a special committee commission setup. For example in the United States, the whaling program is managed by the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission which reports to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.-Are some whale populations healthy enough to harvest again? This is where much of the controversy lies. There is no scientific data on exactly how many whale stocks have recovered. People believe that the restrictions placed on whale hunting have caused the decline in commercial fish stocks and that the practice of whaling would help revive commercial fish stocks. While others, such as animal rights activists, believe whaling should always be banned....
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This note was uploaded on 10/14/2011 for the course FW 110 taught by Professor Batie,r during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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