05 Jul '12, 8pm

South Korea plans to resume killing #whales for "scientific" purposes, citing depleted fish stocks #conservation

South Korea plans to resume killing #whales for "scientific" purposes, citing depleted fish stocks #conservation

Taking a tired, worn, and duplicitous page out of Japan's book, South Korea has proposed resuming hunting whales in the name of science. Though it has not participated in whaling for the past quarter century, South Korea says it needs to resume whaling because, in Reuters words, "its fishermen were complaining that growing whale populations were depleting fish stocks." Except, as WWF points out, the minke whales South Korea proposes targeting are actually listed as endangered by the International Whaling Commission Scientific Committee. And, as WWF also points out, "the argument that increasing whale populations are behind declining fish stocks lacks any scientific foundation. Overfishing , not whales, is responsible for the degraded state of many of the world's fish stocks." WWF suspects that the proposal from South Korea is a thinly veiled attempt to restart commercial w...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/ocean-conservation/south-korea-...

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