• Short Summary

    The 16-nation International Whaling Commission (IWC) moved into closed session on Tuesday (21 June) amid reports of a widening split between delegates over the number and species of whales that should be killed over the next year.

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    The 16-nation International Whaling Commission (IWC) moved into closed session on Tuesday (21 June) amid reports of a widening split between delegates over the number and species of whales that should be killed over the next year. Last year's kill quota was set at 28,000 whales by the IWC. But conservation groups say there should be a ban on whaling for the next ten years to avoid the total extinction of certain species.

    SYNOPSIS:A group of conservationists recently gathered in the fashionable suburb of Mosman in the Australian city of Sydney to draw attention to what they saw as the plight of the sperm whale. Soviet Union and Japan account for 75 percent of the whales killed last year and both nations are reluctant to see a cut in the present kill quota. Conservationists had hoped other members of the IWC would support their call for a ban when the commission began its meeting on Tuesday (20 June) in Canberra. But those hopes received a setback when Australia's Minister for Primary Industry -- Ian McCahon Sinclair -- addressed the commission.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA66XP3CH55IY8M5BII4STYGDTM
    Media URN:
    VLVA66XP3CH55IY8M5BII4STYGDTM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/06/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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