Japan and the Coastal Whaling trade off

Publication - 18 June, 2009
On 11 May 2009, the BBC revealed that, as part of what is billed as a peace process at the IWC, Japan had offered to reduce its 'scientific' catch of whales in Antarctic waters to 650 per year – just 29 less than it killed last season - in return for being given a quota of 150 whales a year in Japanese coastal waters.