There’s an op-ed in the New York Times today by a Swedish dude in favor of sustainable whaling. He writes (emphasis and any laughing you might hear in the background is mine):
A more disinterested body needs to govern whale hunting, and I suggest the United Nations. Fifty years would give the United Nations time to configure a global fishing commission — and the International Whaling Commission time to dismantle. Limited whaling of certain species would continue, while the others would be given a rest. Conservation is the best option not just for the environment, but for the fishing industry as well. Whaling, however distasteful, needs to be reinvented with global resources — not just whales — in mind.