Possible return to commercial whaling?

Discussion in 'The Octopus' Den' started by Steve O'Shea, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. Steve O'Shea

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    My word.

    Beware the knee-jerk reaction though, if this results in less whales (than are currently) being harvested annually.

    Your thoughts? Please, let's not attack any race! Our good friend Dr Tsunemi Kubodera is Japanese, and he has done so much that is good.
     
  2. DWhatley

    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    I really can't make much sense of what the suggested proposals would do. I think I am confused:
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    Commercial whaling is considered banned right? So all whaling is done as "scientific" whaling? If I have that right then the numbers mentioned don't make sense unless they mean 3,000 whales per year (1,000 per country)

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    CaptFish Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    I am confused like D, But if opening the season on them reduces the number that are being killed each year than I guess it is a good thing. However, I would be very leery of additional loop holes. I guess stopping it all together is out of the question?
     

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