Publicado por: pongpesca | 2018/09/14

Whales given protection from noise and fishing nets

Key resolutions protecting whales have been adopted at a meeting of the IWC.“Whales finally got some good news on Wednesday after a proposal to create a whale sanctuary in the South Atlantic was defeated at a meeting of the International Whaling Commission the day before.
Three resolutions were adopted at a meeting in Florianopolis, Brazil, on the third day of the 67th annual meeting of the IWC.
One, recognising the crucial role of whales in ecosystems, was voted on and got through despite opposition from Japan.
The other two – mitigating the threats among cetaceans of both noise pollution and getting entangled in ghost gear – were adopted by consensus.”

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Fonte: The Sidney Morning Herald, 13 de setembro de 2018


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