The Whaling Regime. Whaling . Whale Products: oil whalebone and baleen meat Whaling History Vikings and Basques 18th century: US and Britain largest whaling fleets Early 20 th century: tragedy of the commons. The International Whaling Commission (IWC).
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-whaling and non-whaling states can be members;
-15 member states until about the 1970s
-Schedule: regulates global catch quotas; length of whaling season; partial moratoriums.
- 3/4 majority to amend the Schedule
-members can lodge and objection to amendments in the Schedule and thereby not be bound by these amendments
- Import restrictions on international fishing operations which diminish the effectiveness of an international fishery conservation program