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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...

UK marine protected areas worth billions

The substantial financial benefits resulting from divers and recreational anglers using areas proposed for marine conservation in the UK have been highlighted in a new study.  The findings reveal that, in Scotland alone diving and angling activity in 20 proposed marine protected areas (MPAs) in Scotland is worth between £67 million and £117 million to the economy each year.

WDC welcomes the study that helps to put and added value to marine conservation. “The positive impacts of MPAs for the all-important and ever growing recreational sector, as this study shows, should not be forgotten,” says WDC’s head of Scottish policy, Sarah Dolman.

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