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IWC
International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling

The 1946 International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling provides for the proper conservation of whale stocks and thus make possible the orderly development of the whaling industry. It contains a provision that the utilization of whale stocks should be based on "scientific findings" so that optimum levels of whale stocks could be achieved and maintained.

The International Whaling Commission (IWC) was formed to regulate the industry.

Visit the website of the International Whaling Commission.