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IWC whaling ban talks collapse in Morocco listen

06/23/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The International Whaling Commission is in Morocco this week for its annual meeting. The 88 member-governments are working to devise new rules governing commercial whaling which is still practiced by Norway, Japan and Iceland. Today WMNF spoke with Sue Lieberman of the Pew Environmental trust who is in Morocco for the meeting. She said talks collapsed after whaling and non-whaling countries failed to reach an agreement.

Lieberman said that since the talks are over the status quo remains...

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IWC Compromise Would Allow Commercial Whaling listen

03/02/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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The International Whaling Commission is meeting in St. Pete Beach this week to discuss a possible lift of its 1986 ban on commercial whaling. Three of the delegation’s eighty-eight member nations continue to take whales using what some call loopholes in IWC policy. The proposed move has drawn fire from conservationists, and sparked a beach front protest.

Today the IWC began discussions on a compromise that would bring Japan, Iceland, and Norway into compliance by allowing them to whale, ...

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International Whaling Conference to be held in St. Pete listen

09/09/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Next week, the International Whale Commission, a treaty organization charged with overseeing the industry, will hold a four-day meeting in St. Petersburg.

According to the International Fund for Animal Welfare, those at the closed door conference at the Trade Winds Resort will consider lifting a 26-year ban on commercial whale hunting.

William T. Hogarth, chair of the International Whale Commission and dean of the USF College of Marine Science in St. Petersburg, will be hosting next wee...

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