Environment

Jan 31, 2012

Is a quota for whales a solution looking for a problem?

If Japanese whaling was restricted to Japanese territorial waters, they would have an economic incentive to look after their own whales and manage their own marine environment, writes Crikey naturalist Lionel Elmore.

The media is running with a discussion over a proposal to resolve the whaling conflict by introducing a tradable quota for whales. The proposal was published early this month by a team of economists and scientists from the Bren School in California in the international journal Nature.

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