Summary: H.Con.Res.96 — 97th Congress (1981-1982)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House amended (07/15/1981)

(Measure passed House, amended)

Expresses the sense of the Congress that U.S. policy should promote the conservation and protection of the world's whales and that the United States should work for the adoption by the International Whaling Commission of an indefinite moratorium on commercial killing of whales. Recognizes proposals to: (1) strengthen the management procedures of the Commission to ensure that risks of extinction to individual stocks of whales are not seriously increased by exploitation; and (2) extend the commission's ban on the use of the cold (nonexplosive) harpoon and implement other measures to ensure the humane taking of all whales.

Urges the Commission to continue to collect and study information relating to aboriginal/subsistence whaling. Declares the United States should make full use of diplomatic channels to promote conservation and protection of whales.