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Focus on sustainability, in accord with object and purpose.
Real objective: Considering that the history of whaling has seen over-fishing of one area after another and of one species of whale after another to such a degree that it is essential to protect all species of whales from further over-fishing;
Recognizing that it is in the common interest to achieve the optimum level of whale stocks as rapidly as possible without causing widespread economic and nutritional distress.
Agree to conclude a convention to provide for the proper conservation of whale stocks and thus make possible the orderly development of the whaling industry.