Review of the 32D International Whaling Commission Meeting, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on International Organization of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, Ninety-Sixth Congress, Second Session, September 10, 1980 [open pdf - 17MB]
This is the September 10, 1980 hearing on "Review of the 32D International Whaling Commission Meeting" held before the Subcommittee on International Organization of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives. From the opening statement of Don Bonker: "The subcommittee is meeting today for its third hearing on the 32D International Whaling Commission meeting that took place in Brighton, England, from July 21 through July 26, 1980. The chairman regrets the legislative schedule at the time prevented his attendance at that session. The purpose of today's subcommittee hearing is to review the results of the 32D annual Commission meeting; specifically, the effectiveness of the U.S. delegation in promoting whale conservation and protection. The results of the 32d annual IWC [International Whaling Commission] were generally satisfactory. On the positive side, the IWC reduced overall catch limits by about 12 percent; agreed to include killer whales in the moratorium on factory ship whaling; agreed to ban the use of the cold harpoon for all but minke whales; and adopted a 3-year block quota of 45 landed and 65 struck for the take of bowhead whales in the Bering Sea stock." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Richard A. Frank, Craig Van Note, Christine Stevens, and Patricia Forkan.
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