Financial Grants and Votes for Whaling

Publication - 12 February, 2007
From Feb 13th to 15th in Tokyo, the Japanese government is hosting a so-called "Normalization" Meeting, inviting members of the International Whaling Commission (IWC). This document explores the links between the Japanese government’s "Grant Aid for Fisheries (Fisheries Aid)" and the recruitment of countries to the IWC who subsequently vote with Japan. The document also lists the 33 countries that voted for the St Kitts Declaration in the IWC 2006. We have added the columns titled: "whaling countries"; "the total amount of the Fisheries Aid provided by Japanese government from the 1994 till today", and "the opinion poll data on the resumption of commercial whaling" where the data is available.

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