Commission is trying to chart a course for the future while ignoring ongoing
whaling by just three member countries,” said Patrick Ramage, IFAW Global Whale
Program Director. “Whale conservation measures were put on ice at this
meeting. If Japan, Norway and
Iceland are serious about compromise, they should prove it by suspending their
week’s meeting focused mainly on the future of the commission, with only brief
flashes of conflict between pro-whaling and conservation-minded countries.