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(KR) Korea seeks non-lethal whale research/ Korea Herald

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  • G. Moon
    *http://nwww.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20121127000819* Korea seeks non-lethal whale research *Korea plans to conduct scientific research of whales through
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 27, 2012
      Korea seeks non-lethal whale research
      *Korea plans to conduct scientific research of whales through non-lethal
      methods, government officials said Tuesday.

      “After gathering opinions from various sides, the government is now in the
      process of finalizing its plan to study whales through non-lethal
      techniques, like many other countries such as Australia do,” an official at
      the Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said.

      The government had initially sought to lift an all-out ban on whaling,
      which has been in place since 1986, to allow the study and had notified the
      International Whaling Commission in July of its plan.

      The move, however, sparked strong protests from anti-whaling countries as
      well as domestic conservation groups, and the government decided to keep
      the ban on whale hunting and seek non-lethal methods.

      Fishermen in Ulsan, a city with a long-running whaling tradition, have been
      demanding the government to ease the ban, claiming that the marine mammals
      are depleting fish stocks.

      Whale meat remains popular in the city and some other coastal towns of
      Korea with whales accidentally caught in nets remaining the only legal
      source of such meat.

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