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(Nature World News)   Fishermen who have no interests in this themselves want the Humpback Whale to be taken off the endangered species list   ( divider line
    More: Unlikely, Lists of IUCN Red List endangered species, Hawaii, Center for Biological Diversity  
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2013-05-06 08:58:55 AM  
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Globally there are more than 60,000 humpback whales, with about one third of them falling into the North Pacific classification. The region had about 1,400 in the mid-1960s, according to the AP report.

That is really awesome. I don't see any reason to start hunting them again though. I'm sure the fisherman are just worried they'll eat whatever fish are left after massive overfishing by humans. I am inclined to tell them to f**k off.
2013-05-06 08:51:58 AM  
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Sixty thousand whales in the entire world does not exactly seem like a thriving and robust population. This group seems to be making the argument "well we hunted them until they were poised on the thin edge of extinction, but now there are more of them than there were then, so they must be out of danger."
2013-05-06 08:44:15 AM  
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If the population is large enough to support delisting them, they should be delisted, otherwise you water down the meaning of "endangered species", and then you encourage people to ignore the classification.
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