Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 3rd July 2012.

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Photo of Mike Weatherley Mike Weatherley Conservative, Hove

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her policy is on the Resolution on Highly Migratory Cetaceans and Ocean Governance introduced by Monaco at the 2012 International Whaling Commission meeting.

Photo of Richard Benyon Richard Benyon The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The UK has consistently taken the view that the International Whaling Commission (IWC) should increase and improve the effectiveness of efforts to address the conservation status of all cetaceans, as well as those whales listed in the Schedule to the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling. DEFRA believes that the IWC has a clear role to address issues surrounding small cetaceans as well as large whales and it views this as an important part of the Commission's work. DEFRA will be considering the UK's position in relation to Monaco's draft resolution to the IWC in discussions with other EU member states during the annual IWC meeting taking place in Panama in July.

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