Selling Whales to Save Them?

Kieran Mulvaney on a proposal by Nature writers.

Writing in the journal Nature last week, Christopher Costello, Steven Gaines and Leah Gerber proposed “an alternative path forward that could break the deadlock: quotas that can be bought and sold, creating a market that would be economically, ecologically and socially viable for whalers and whales alike. Because conservationists could bid for quotas, whalers could profit from whales even without harvesting the animals.”

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photo: Illustration of the White Whale by A. Burnham Shute for Moby Dick by Herman Melville. (Corbis)

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    The way I want to go
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    Or what if you weren’t a greedy fuck?
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    This is bullshit, stop trying to PROFIT from exploiting nature. There is NO PRACTICAL NEED for whaling in the 21st...
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