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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Whaling Conference

ABERDEEN, Scotland () -- U.S. efforts to win approval for small-scale whaling by a Washington state Indian tribe are expected to run into some opposition this week at the International Whaling Commission's conference.

The United States is confident the request does not contradict the strong American opposition to commercial whaling, U.S. delegation leader D. James Baker, said before Monday's opening session.

He said the United States will support a bid by Britain and New Zealand to ban the electric shock weapons Japan uses to kill whales.