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Aboriginal whaling and sanctuaries on the agenda

at the 65th meeting of the IWC.


The IWC's 65th meeting began in Portoroz, Slovenia, with welcoming addresses by the Slovenian Minister of Foreign Affairs and the State Secretary for Agriculture and the Environment.  The first day saw a quota set for Greenlandic aboriginal subsistence whaling following a vote (46 for, 11 against and 3 abstentions). Whale sanctuaries were also discussed: the ten yearly review of the Southern Ocean sanctuary and a proposal for establishment of a new sanctuary in the South Atlantic.

To read documents under discussion at the meeting please click here.

To listen to a live audio stream of the IWC meeting in Slovenia, please click here.

To read about aboriginal subsistence whaling please click here.

To read about sanctuaries please click here.