The International Whale Conservation and Protection Act of
2009 calls for the U.S. to
renew its whale conservation leadership worldwide. The legislation
comprehensively addresses major threats to whales including commercial whaling,
ship strikes, entanglement in fishing gear, ocean noise, and climate change.
“We must do all we can to protect whales both in our waters
and abroad,” said Jeff Flocken, IFAW DC Office Director.