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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...

Another victory for WDC in the battle against commercial whale hunting

Following the exposure by WDC of the commercial sale of whale meat in Denmark, the Danish authorities have finally agreed to WDC’s demands to change their laws and so restrict further sales of the meat.

Evidence gained from a previous WDC undercover operation in the country revealed whale meat from Greenland was openly on sale commercially in Denmark. A WDC team found the minke whale steaks and blubber available to buy at a tourist shop in the Danish capital, Copenhagen, thus putting Denmark in breach of European Union (EU) laws, which ban EU Member States from the killing and commercial sale of whales. WDC has spent recent months successfully collecting and supplying evidence and legal analysis to the Danish and EU authorities to try to halt these sales. That pressure has now paid off and, in addition to the moves by the Danish government, the tourist shop in question has since stopped selling whale meat to customers and destroyed what meat remained. There are currently no other similar tourist outlets or Greenlandic organisations authorised to import and sell whale meat, and so no whale meat is now currently sold in Denmark.

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