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General Information

The International Whaling Commission is an Inter-Governmental Organisation tasked with the conservation of whales and the management of whaling.  It is set up under the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling signed in 1946.  The Commission has a current membership of 89 Governments from countries around the World.

The links below provide more detailed information on the history and purpose of the IWC and how it operates.

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