Conference Proceedings Or Journal

 

The International Whaling Commission: A Case of Malignant Neglect Public Deposited

Downloadable Content

Download PDF
https://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/concern/conference_proceedings_or_journals/xp68kh16z

Descriptions

Attribute NameValues
Creator
Abstract
  • The International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling was signed in Washington, D.C. in late 1946. All 14 signatories were whaling nations. Apart from some whaling by their indigenous people, none of the original 14 whale today, and some such as the United States, Australia and New Zealand have played leadership roles in supporting a total ban on commercial whaling. The Convention details a strong interest in the conservation of whales and the safeguarding of this great natural resource for future generations. The convention was concluded to provide the proper conservation of whales to assure the orderly development of the whaling industry. The Convention- in its original form- remains in force today. This paper examines how the Convention has been implemented through time, with particular emphasis on the role of science in the Commission. From the start, until the early 1970's, scientific analysis and prediction were largely ignored as the IWC served as overseer to the mass destruction of one great whale population after another. During a brief transition period in the 70's the advice of the IWC scientists was dutifully followed over the objections of both the whaling industry and the animal protection community. By the end of the 70s, however, enough new members, with strong anti-whaling sentiments joined the Commission and once again the voice of science was ignored- but this time to prevent the taking of whales, regardless of their population abundance.
Resource Type
Date Available
Date Copyright
Date Created
Date Issued
Citation
  • Aron, W. The International Whaling Commission: A Case of Malignant Neglect. In: Microbehavior and Macroresults:Proceedings of the Tenth Biennial Conference of the International Institute ofFisheries Economics and Trade, July 10-14, 2000, Corvallis, Oregon, USA.Compiled by Richard S. Johnston and Ann L. Shriver. InternationalInstitute of Fisheries Economics and Trade (IIFET), Corvallis, 2001.
Proceedings Editors
  • Johnston, Richard S.
  • Shriver, Ann L.
Keyword
Rights Statement
Funding Statement (additional comments about funding)
  • International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service MG Kailis Group
Publisher
Peer Reviewed
Language
Replaces
Additional Information
  • description.provenance : Made available in DSpace on 2012-12-04T01:02:47Z (GMT). No. of bitstreams: 1 299.pdf: 41219 bytes, checksum: 837a9882f81e555e9bd66203cae3d10c (MD5) Previous issue date: 2001
  • description.provenance : Submitted by Janet Webster (janet.webster@oregonstate.edu) on 2012-12-04T01:02:47Z No. of bitstreams: 1 299.pdf: 41219 bytes, checksum: 837a9882f81e555e9bd66203cae3d10c (MD5)

Relationships

Parents:

This work has no parents.

Items