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More important ocean areas for whales and dolphin protection identified

Scientists and observers from many different countries have identified and mapped 36 new Important Marine...

Whale meat fetches record high at Japan auction

Sei whale meat is being sold at a record high in Japan according media reports...

Rescuers find young girl’s body surrounded by dolphins

Reports from South Africa about a tragic drowning off Llandudno beach, Cape Town say that...
The Yushin Maru catcher ship of the Japanese whaling fleet injures a whale with its first harpoon attempt, and takes a further three harpoon shots before finally killing the badly injured fleeing whale. Finally they drowned the mammal beneath the harpooon deck of the ship to kill it.  Southern Ocean.  07.01.2006

Moves to overturn whaling ban rejected

Last week, the 68th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC, the body that regulates...

South Korea Scraps Plans To Go Whaling

South Korea’s plans to resume whaling for so-called ‘scientific research’ have been scrapped. The hunts for minke whales in its coastal waters were revealed in a shocking announcement at the recent International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Panama in early July.

South Korea planned to get around the global ban on commercial whaling by using a loophole in IWC rules that allows countries to issue their own scientific permits to kill unlimited numbers of whales.

However, following global pressure, WDCS is delighted to report that South Korea appears to have reversed its decision.

South Korean President Lee chaired a meeting this week to deal with the issue in which it appears that the fisheries ministry was criticised for announcing the resumption of whaling without discussing the matter with other ministries or the Prime Minister’s Office.

 

For an overview of all the matters that arose at the recent IWC meeting in Panama click HERE