A lot of interesting things happened at the International Whaling Commission meeting. Commissioners voted to:
- Tighten the scientific whaling loophole
- Pursue creation of a huge South Atlantic whaling sanctuary
- Research the problem of the abuse of aboriginal whaling quotas.
Four draft resolutions were debated to follow up on these actions and strengthen the IWC itself. :
The progress made was not as definitive and wide-ranging as proponents hoped (e.g., the scientific loophole was not closed), but it WAS a step forward,