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South Korea to Consider Whaling
By Wendy Heller, April 23, 2009 @ 01:00 AM (EST)
Source: Reuters.com

South Korea would consider resuming whaling off its shores if the International Whaling Commission (IWC) approves a plan for neighbour Japan to conduct coastal whaling, a fisheries official said on Thursday.

A panel of the IWC, set up in 1946 to conserve stocks, is seeking a compromise deal for its annual meeting in Madeira in June to let Japan hunt minkes off its coast in return for ending Antarctic whaling or limiting it to sustainable levels.

"South Korea does not rule out the possibility of commercial whaling, but that doesn't mean we would go and say we would start it right away."...

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