Japan's whaling plan under scrutiny

  title={Japan's whaling plan under scrutiny},
  author={Nicholas J. Gales and Toshio Kasuya and Phillip J. Clapham and Robert L. Brownell},
Useful science or unregulated commercial whaling? Nicholas J. Gales, Toshio Kasuya, Phillip J. Clapham and Robert L. Brownell Jr consider the scientific merits of Japan's whaling activities.But is it science?Japan has told the International Whaling Commission (IWC) of plans to double its annual catch of minke whales to over 900. Unlike commercial whaling, scientific quotas are unregulated: since 1987 Japan has taken about 6,800 minke whales from Antarctic waters for research, and received… Expand
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Japanese whaling and other cetacean fisheries.
  • T. Kasuya
  • Medicine
  • Environmental science and pollution research international
  • 2007
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