Indian Ocean, Japan, International Whaling Commission discussed on 24 Hour News
MLS Alrighty, three nine nine hundred one Japanese whalers have been discussing plans to resume commercial hunting along the northeastern coast on July. First for the first time in three decades. The preparations follow Japan's decision in December to leave the International Whaling Commission, abandoning decades-long campaigning in hopes of gaining support within the organization that's largely become a home for conservation. Conservationists? The fisheries agencies says Wailers in six coastal towns are to bring five vessels to form a joint fleet to sail along the northeastern coast beginning July first one day after Japan, formerly withdraws from the I W C Japan will stop its much criticized hunts in the Antarctic where it had conducted so-called research hunts since the IWC imposed moratorium in the nineteen eighties. Scientists have never really explored the Indian Ocean until now an ambitious expedition will dive into one of the last major unexplored frontiers on the planet of vast body of water that's already feeling the effects of global warming. Researchers say that understanding the Indian ocean's ecosystem is important not just for the species that live in it. But also for an estimated two and a half billion people from east Africa, the Arabian, peninsula and south and southeast Asia. The next in mission is supported by over forty organizations and will conduct dives in the Indian Ocean. Over the next three years. The research will contribute to a summit on the state of the Indian Ocean planned for late twenty twenty one researchers will spend seven weeks surveying underwater. Life mapping.