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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...

Norwegian minke whalers boast of a good start to the season

As of Wednesday, a total of 79 minke whales have so been killed this season by Norwegian whalers, reportedly 55 more than at this stage last year.  In what is being reported as a “good start to the season”,  Arvid Johansen of the Norwegian Fishermen’s Sales Organisation,  Råfisklaget,  further commented that he could “barely keep count [of the number of whales killed].”  This year, 23 vessels have been licensed for minke whaling activities and 11 boats have already reported catches.