Japanese Whaling and Other Cetacean Fisheries (10 pp)

@article{Kasuya2007JapaneseWA,
  title={Japanese Whaling and Other Cetacean Fisheries (10 pp)},
  author={Toshio Kasuya},
  journal={Environmental Science and Pollution Research - International},
  year={2007},
  volume={14},
  pages={39-48}
}
  • T. Kasuya
  • Published 2007
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Science and Pollution Research - International
AbstractBackground, Aim and Scope Discussions on management of whales and whaling are factually monopolized by the International Whaling Commission (IWC), resulting in a limitation of information flow to outside communities. With an aim to improve the situation, this article briefly reviews whaling and dolphin/porpoise fisheries in Japan, which is recognized to be the world largest cetacean exploitation.Main Features The Japanese government grants an annual take of 22,647 cetaceans of 15… 

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