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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 whale slaughter biggest for decades

As the four-month Norwegian whaling season comes to a close, the number of whales slaughtered has reached its highest level since 1993.  Despite a global ban on commercial whaling, whalers in Norway have caught 729 whales and the number could rise further even though demand for the meat is falling in Norway.

Norway sets a self-imposed quota of 1,286 whales it can kill during the season and claims the hunt is for the “protection and sustainable harvesting of marine resources”.