Sunday 14 June 2009

IWC prepares to consider 'The Future'

The 2009 annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) is set to begin on Monday 22 June in Madeira, Portugal.

Meetings of the IWC Scientific Committee are held in the leadup period and have already concluded. This coming week will be taken up by sub-committees that have been established to deal with specific issues such as Aboriginal Subsistence Whaling and Whaling Infractions.

It is also during this time that preliminary meetings dealing with "The Future of the IWC" will be convened. The issue will feature prominently in the main Commission meeting the following week and is potentially the most topical on this year's agenda. [See earlier News articles for background.]


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