Greenpeace is welcoming reported British government plans to deal with allegations of corruption among members of the International Whaling Commission.
Pro-whaling nation Japan has been accused of financially enticing small countries to vote in favour of resuming commercial whaling.
Japan conducts whaling activities for what it calls scientific reasons; there has been an international moratorium on commercial whaling since 1986.
The next meeting of the commission, which has 89 member nations, will take place in a few days in Britain's Channel Islands from 9 July.
Greenpeace oceans campaigner Karli Thomas says the British Government's stance is long overdue and she is calling on New Zealand to support it.