Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Plan May Allow Japan Whale Hunt

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Plan May Allow Japan Whale Hunt

Article excerpt

MEMBERS of the international whale body are negotiating a compromise to let Japan hunt whales near its shores in exchange for cutting back its Antarctic hunts.

William Hogarth, the chairman of the International Whaling Commission and US delegate to the body, told the Washington Post that he had made the proposal in closed-door weekend talks in Hawaii.

Japan would be allowed to hunt whales near its shores in return for scaling back its Antarctic expeditions in the name of research which have infuriated Australia and New Zealand, the newspaper said.

"It is true that we have had many proposals with members of IWC," Shigeki Takaya, an official in the whaling division of Japan's Fisheries Agency, said.

Mr Takaya said the report refers to "one of the proposals being negotiated".

"We need to make a very important decision this year, as it may be the last chance to normalise the IWC," he said.

Japan argues that the IWC should be "normalised" by managing the hunting of whales. …

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