A protest video produced by Whales Alive.
On the second day of its annual meeting the IWC has granted island country, St Vincent and the Grenadines an annual quota of 20 Humpbacks over a five year period.
‘We have failed the Humpbacks, again’ said Mick McIntyre, director of Sydney-based whale conservation group, Whales Alive, reporting from the meeting in Panama. ‘This should never have been allowed to happen,’ he said.
‘Humpback whales are an iconic species to most Australians and we needed to do more to protect them.’
The 69 member nations attending the IWC meeting are currently evenly split between pro and anti whaling countries. Japan, Norway and Iceland are the nations practising whaling.
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