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Wednesday, 16 January 2013 12:01

Greenland raises whaling quotas

The Greenland Government has decided to raise its whaling quota by 10 animals this year. The unilateral decision squarely opposes a vote taken during the 64th yearly meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in July 2012.

The proposal of Greenland to increase its catch limit was rejected by the commission with 34 votes to 25. All European country members of the commission except Denmark voted against whereas the United States voted for.

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Arctic Council Indigenous Peoples' Secretariat
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