Once it came to light the number of whales being killed was putting the whale populations under threat, a ban was introduced. This ban was introduced by the body that controls whaling - International Whaling Commission. Many still argue against the ban for whaling. Countries such as Japan, Iceland and Norway want to uplift this ban that is stopping them from whaling. The simple fact of it
This information appears to be encouraging the reader not to boycott seafood because the seafood is becoming more and more sustainable. However, the point of the boycott was to stop the hunting of harp seals; if people wanted to support the swilers, they would not boycott in the first place. This becomes red herring information (Henderson, 2013, p. 52) because it takes the focus off seal hunting, and provides irrelevant
To control the overfishing and growing industrial fishing market, in 1977 the Canadian Government introduced a 200 mile management zone but by that time most of the ecological damage had started. However, during this time other industries like resource-extraction failed, which put pressure on the fishing industry and even the government had to encourage more catching of fish for exports. However, as stocks of cod fish continued to drastically decline the government finally decided to ban cod fishing in 1992. Though the cod fishing industry boosted the Canadian economy and provided employment for local
(Blackfish). Killer whales in the wild are aggressive towards each other just as they are to humans, in 1989 an accident involving two whales: Kandu and Corky resulted in Kandu bleeding to death. (Kirby 2) this would have never happened if the whales had the enough space they needed to separate from each other. Contrastingly, killer whales in the wild are more peaceful toward each other and humans. There is only one accident of an orca biting someone in the wild.
On SeaWorld’s response they state that these events were accidents, and that the cause of death was not due to the whales, but because of the trainers’ negligence. An example SeaWorld gives of trainer misjudgment, is the incident with trainer John Sillick. On Blackfish we see an orca falling on Mr. Sillick during a show. SeaWorld gives the following response to that event: “Making a poor judgment call based on the routine, Mr. Sillick decided to ride a second perimeter –facing backward -- and took the whale around a second time. This act threw off the timing of the send signal given to the other whale, which performed the behavior exactly as requested, resulting in the accident, not an act of aggression” placing the blame of the incident on the
Despite that, an increasing number of people worldwide are against commercial whaling. This is due to the issues associated to commercial whaling such as the inhumane killing methods, the non-demand whale products and the disruption of ecosystem (refer to Figure 1 in Appendix 1). One of the main issues associated to the infamous commercial whaling is the inhumane killing methods. Ideally, humane killing is the causing of death without pain, stress or distress perceptible to the animal, thus, rendering an animal insensitive to pain as swiftly as technically possible is the aim of humane killing (Gillespie, 2005). Unfortunately, methods used in modern commercial whaling does not classify as humane killing.
The cause for the bottleneck in the orca population was too old and widespread to be credited to human disturbance so it must have been caused by the last glacial maximum. The populations of orcas that recovered after the glacial period evolved to change. Some remained predators to fish and birds, others evolved to a different niche of marine mammals and sharks. These populations diverged due to geographic differentiation and this also could have affected the intraspecific evolution of these orcas. However even though the killer whales at different locations have similar genetic variation this variation is enough to separate them, partially because the kinship genetic variation within a specific population is even smaller.
Good Morning congress Men and Women. Today Destiney Macario, Yesenia Garcia, and Valeria Herrera are giving a speech about how to help the Marine Otters.The Marine Otters are endangered because it is classified as Endangered on the IUCN Red list. The Marine Otter is important because they are a keystone species,their critical importance to the health and stability of the nearshore marine ecosystem.Direct conflict with humans,such as shootings and entrapment in fishing traps and nets pase a major threat to marine otters population. The steps to take the Marine Otter off the list are to not have oil spills because a major spill can kill thousands of animals. This recovery plan would take about 9 years.
Newfoundland was known for its Cod fish industry and the prohibition that followed since the early 90s. The dropping numbers of the Cod fish was escalating and it took a governmental standard ban to stop the excessive fishing, even though it was disastrous to the economy. The restriction on Cod fishing was considered a wise thing to do. With or without the ban on Cod fishing, there would’ve been a stop to the overfishing. Whether if it was by legislative power or just dead near extinction of Cod in North Atlantic.
The Norwegian and Japanese positions and arguments to be permitted with the hunting of non-endangered species of whales as a cultural exemption should not be considered. According to the Whale and Dolphin Conservation, “the whaling industry is in decline and the demand for meat is falling” (WDC, n.d.). Given this statement, I would support the ban of whaling worldwide. In addition, it would be difficult and costly to monitor the whaling activity that is taking place in waters where whales frequent. The separation of non-endangered species will not deter whalers from hunting any whale in sight.