TCN Resolution 008
|TCN General Assembly|
|Date||March 26, 2020|
|Subject||Whaling and scientific research|
TCN General Assembly Resolution 008, officially called Prohibition of Commercial Whaling (008), was adopted by the Terraconserva Council of Nations General Assembly on March 26, 2020.
To the General Assembly of the Terraconserva Council of Nations
- Recognizing the status of multiple species of whale as endangered,
- Understanding that international commercial whaling has contributed to this,
- Appalled at the possibility of this form of sea life becoming extinct,
Establishes a moratorium on the practice of whaling for commercial purposes.
Each nation that previously engaged in whaling will be awarded a seat on the Terraconserva Whaling Commission.
The Terraconserva Whaling Commission will also maintain a rotating membership of three non-whaling nations, which will be selected every 4 years.
Allows for each whaling nation to kill whales for the purpose of scientific research only.
Allows for each nation engaged in whaling for the purpose of scientific research to set a quota of whales to be killed, to be approved by the Terraconserva Whaling Commission.
Establishes that no part of any whale killed for research can go to waste, therefore allowing for parts of the whale not used in research to be sold on the open market.
Hereby prohibits commercial whaling worldwide.