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Norway, Japan prop up whaling industry with taxpayer money
Date:6/18/2009

an have been falling since 1994, starting at just over $30/kg in 1994, and declining to $16.40 in 2006.

  • Norway has spent an additional US$10.5 million covering the costs of an inspection programme from 1993 until 2006, when it was scrapped due to the losses it was causing the country's whalers. Japan and Norway, in defiance of the International Whaling Commission's moratorium on commercial whaling, kill up to 2,000 whales a year, exploiting loopholes in the IWC's founding treaty that allow whaling under 'objection' to management decisions (Norway) and "scientific" whaling for research purposes (Japan).

    Ahead of the 61st IWC meeting next week, researchers point out that killing more whales likely would hurt whale-watching and tourism, trade, and the international image of Norway and Japan impacts which would far outweigh any economic benefits of whaling.

    "It is clear that whaling is heavily subsidised at present," the report states. "In both Japan and Norway, substantial funds are made available to prop up an operation which would otherwise be commercially marginal at best, and most likely loss making."

    "Norway and Japan are hurting tourism, a potential growth industry in both countries in order to spend millions of dollars obtaining whale meat, the sale of which makes no profit," said Sue Fisher, WDCS US Policy Director. "How much longer are they going to keep wasting their taxpayer's money?"

    The analysis was conducted by independent economists eftec and commissioned by WWF and the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society.

    IWC 61 is being held in Madeira, Portugal, from 22-26 June.


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