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Thursday, 05 July 2012 - 10:16
South Korea unveils 'scientific' whaling proposal
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South Korea is proposing to hunt whales under regulations permitting scientific research whaling, echoing the programmes of its neighbour, Japan.

Hunting would take place near the Korean coast on minke whales but how many would be caught is unclear.

The South Korean delegation to the International Whaling Commission said the research was needed "for the proper assessment of whale stocks".

Many governments at the IWC meeting condemned the Korean announcement.

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