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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...

New Zealand and Japan discuss whaling issue

New Zealand’s Foreign Minister, Murray McCully has told his new Japanese counterpart that he hopes their two countries can find a diplomatic solution to Japan’s whaling.

The issue of whaling was raised in a meeting this week between Mr McCully and Fumio Kishida, Tokyo’s new Foreign Minister.

The talks were held despite New Zealand’s decision to join Australia’s International Court of Justice case to try to force Japan to stop whaling, which takes place at the end of this month.