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Page 2-Thursday, July 29, 1982-The Michigon Daily
World whaling ban
hurts Norway, Japan
By The AssociatedPress stunned many whalers.
"We're all in a state of shock," said
The dogged conservationists who Ulf Ellingsen, a manager of a whale
fought to "save the whales" are meat processing plant at Skrova, above
celebrating the new worldwide ban on the Arctic Circle in Norway.
whaling as a historic victory. But in a ELLINGSEN said he hoped the Oslo
few coastal villages from Norway's government will file a formal appeal of
fjords to Japan's Pacific harbors, the the decision, which could delay its im-
news hit likea tidal wave. plementation, or pull out of the com-
Because of overhunting, : whaling mission.
today is only a remnant of what it was The key question is whether the
in the "Moby Dick" era, when 700 major whaling nations will defy the
American whaling ships crisscrossed commission ban and continue the age-
the oceans. But in three countries- old hunt after 1985.
Japan, the Soviet Union and Nor- Japan and the Soviet Union each ac-
way-the industry still directly em- counts for 39 percent of the world whale
ploys 1,000 to 1,500 workers and in- catch, and Norway for 12 percent. The
directly supports thousands of others. rest is taken by Brazil, Chile, Peru,
CONSERVATIONISTS say centuries of South Korea, and Spain.
large-scale hunting have brought five of AFTER THE vote, Norwegian and
the ten great whale species to the brink Japanese delegates to the commission
of extinction. Last Friday the Inter- conference in Brighton, England,
national Whaling Commission decided vowed that their whalers would con-
by a vote of 25 nations to seven to ban tinue to put out to sea after 1985. But
commercial hunting of the great sea their governments have since pulled
mammals after 1985, climaxing a cam- back, saying the issue is under study.
paign by conservationist nations led by The Soviet Union, although it voted
the United States. against the ban, has made no official
The commission also decided to pronouncements on the decision.
reduce the annual quota of whales to be The commission has no power to en-
taken worldwide to 11,331, down from force the ban, but member nations can
144,553 in 1981. try to back it up with punitive actions
The ban, though debated for years, See BAN, Page 3

The weather
Light shower may rain on the campus today as temperatures remain in
the 80s. D
The Prince and Princess of Wales show off their son, Prince William.
THE ROYAL baby went public today as the first photos of Prince
William of Wales were released by the proud parents, Prince Charles
and Princess Diana. The photograph was taken by the celebrated great-
uncle Lord Snowdon to celebrate the first anniversary of the royal wedding. L.
Happenings -
CFT - Bye Bye Brazil, 4,7 & 9 p.m., Michigan Theatre.
Campus Crusade for Christ - meeting, 7 p.m., 2003 Angell.
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - meeting, 7 p.m., Union.
Scottish Country Dancers - beginning class, 7 p.m., intermediate class, 8
p.m., Union.
Ann Arbor Support Group for FLOC - meeting, 7 p.m., E. William.
Medical Center Bible Study - meeting, 12:30 p.m., Room F2230, Mott
Children's Hospital.
Ann Arbor Civic Theatre-"The Robber Bridegroom," 8 p.m., 338 S.
To submit items for the Happenings Column, send them in cart of
Happenings, The Michigan Daily, 420 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, M'I. 48109.
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Thursday, July 29, 1982
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A JAPANESE WHALING boat crew readies a finback whale for processing
in the Antarctic Ocean. Japan's whaling industry currently is reeling from
the worldwide ban on whaling.,


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