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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...

Latest fin whaling season ends in Iceland

According to reports from Iceland, the latest fin whaling season there is officially over with 146 fin whales killed, including at least two  rare blue whale/fin whale hybrids. A dozen pregnant females have also been slaughtered.

The minke whaling season ended early, in late July with six minkes killed. The future of the industry in Iceland will now be decided in a review due to be held this autumn.

 

Whaling is cruel, unprofitable and whale meat is increasingly unpopular. However, powerful pro-whaling vested interests within Iceland will ensure that the outcome of the review is by no means certain. WDC supports whale watching in Icelandic waters, which brings in huge revenues to the country. The only rational outcome of the review process is for whaling to end for good.

 

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