U.S. policy toward the International Whaling Commission and other marine mammal issues
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U.S. policy toward the International Whaling Commission and other marine mammal issues hearing before the Subcommittee on Human Rights and International Organizations of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, first session, September 28, 1989. by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on Human Rights and International Organizations.

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  • International Whaling Commission.,
  • Marine mammals -- Government policy -- United States.

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Paginationiii, 147 p. ;
Number of Pages147
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Open LibraryOL17093901M

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