U.S. & Japan Negotiating in Hawaii Over Opening up Whaling in Certain New Areas

The United States is initiating a closed-door negotiation that could open up new areas to whale hunting for the first time in decades, part of an attempt to end a long-standing impasse over whaling limits with Japan, the world’s most avid whaling nation…
…Faced with the reality that Japan and its allies have continued to hunt whales and have succeeded in blocking new conservation efforts, commission Chairman William Hogarth — an appointee of President George W. Bush — has been trying this weekend in Hawaii to craft a pact that would permit a new type of “coastal whaling” in exchange for a commitment by Japan to scale back its “scientific” whale hunts…

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