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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...

Icelandic whale hunt season starts – nearly one million people sign anti whaling petition

In a statement to press, Gunnlaugur Gunnlaugsson, the manager of the Hvalfjordur whaling station in Iceland has revealed that the country’s 2015 whale hunt season is now underway.  

Two whaling vessels, Hvalur 8 and Hvalur 9, left port in Iceland on Sunday in pursuit of up to 154 endangered fin whales, and at least two have been killed already. Despite an international ban on commercial whaling, Iceland sets its own quotas regarding the number of whales it may kill.  News regarding the departure of the whaling vessels comes as Iceland’s whalers try desperately to ship last year’s whale meat to Japan via Russia.  WDC is trying to stop this shipment and hit the hunters in the pocket by working with global protest organisation, AVAAZ. In just a few days, nearly 800,000 people have already signed a petition to prevent this boat from leaving port.