EU Parliament takes strong stand against Japanese whaling in trade talks

Publication Date: 
Fri, 10/12/2012

European Parliamentarians have taken a strong stand against whaling in the context of EU – Japan trade negotiations. The adopted amendments  tabled by MEP David Martin (S&D) note the serious divergences between the EU and Japan on issues related to the management of fisheries and whaling, notably Japan’s whaling under the guise of science.  Another amendment calls for, amongst other things, an “end to this so-called scientific whaling and support (for) the designation of substantial regions of ocean and seas as sanctuaries.”

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