The Truth About Soviet Whaling: A Memoir

Berzin, Alfred A. (2008) The Truth About Soviet Whaling: A Memoir. Marine Fisheries Review, 70(2), pp. 1-3.

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In November 1993, Professor Alexei Yablokov, who at the time was the Science Advisor to Russian President Boris Yeltsin, stood on a podium in Galveston, Tex., and delivered a speech to the Society for Marine Mammalogy’s biennial conference, the premier international event in the field of marine mammal science. Addressing the 1,500 scientists present, he made what amounted to a national confession: that, beginning in 1948, the U.S.S.R. had begun a huge campaign of illegal whaling. Despite being a signatory to the International Convention on the Regulation of Whaling (signed in Washington, D.C., just 2 years before in 1946), the Soviets set out to pillage the world’s ocean

Item Type: Article
Title: The Truth About Soviet Whaling: A Memoir
Personal Creator/Author:
Berzin, Alfred A.
Refereed: Yes
Journal or Publication Title: Marine Fisheries Review
Volume: 70
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 1-3
Date: 2008
ISSN: 0090-1830
Issuing Agency: United States National Marine Fisheries Service
Subjects: Fisheries
Item ID: 9697
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2012 16:45
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2012 16:45

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