Aparna Lucknow, India 601 Questions 0 Answers 0 Best Answers 678 Points View Profile Aparna Asked: October 2, 20212021-10-02T15:36:42+05:30 2021-10-02T15:36:42+05:30In: GENERAL What is International Whaling Commission (IWC)? What is International Whaling Commission (IWC)? current affairsinternational organisation Share Facebook 1 Answer Recent Rahul 0 Questions 518 Answers 176 Best Answers 2k Points View Profile Rahul BRIGHT 2021-10-02T15:43:38+05:30Added an answer on October 2, 2021 at 3:43 pm International Whaling Commission (IWC) It was set up under the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling (ICRW) which was signed in Washington DC in 1946. Objective: To provide for the proper conservation of whale stocks and thus make possible the orderly development of the whaling industry. Headquarter: Impington, near Cambridge, England. In 1982 the IWC adopted a moratorium on commercial whaling (Whale Hunting). However, it allows non-zero whaling quotas for aboriginal subsistence, and also member nations may issue ‘Scientifi c Permits’ to their citizens. Also, there are limits to its authority as it’s a voluntary international organization not backed up by treaty. Whale Sanctuary In 1994, it created the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary surrounding the continent of Antarctica. Here, the IWC has banned all types of commercial whaling. Only two such sanctuaries have been designated by IWC till date. Another is Indian Ocean Whale Sanctuary by the tiny island nation of the Seychelles. In News: Japan has resumed commercial whale hunting after a hiatus of more than 30 years, defying calls from conservation groups to protect animals once hunted to the brink of extinction. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login or register to add a new answer. Related Questions What is Pathalgadi? What is Bodo Accord?