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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...

Faroese Aquaculture Association calls for ban on dolphin hunts

The Faroese Aquaculture Association has joined calls for the country's prime minister to ban dolphin hunting, following the terrible events last September when 1,423 Atlantic white-sided dolphins were killed in local waters.

In a press release, the Association highlights the negative impact that criticism around the hunts has had on local businesses, which are very concerned about the consequences if dolphin hunts are allowed to continue. The Association, which strongly condemned the hunt at the time, is now calling for a total ban.

WDC policy manager, Nicola Hodgins, welcomed this announcement 'as it shows that they are listening to the strength of international opposition to the dolphin hunts and are aware of the detrimental impact their continuation is likely to have on the Faroese reputation, their economy and importantly the welfare of the dolphins. We repeat our call on the Faroese government to end all dolphins hunts with immediate effect.'

Find out more about whale and dolphin hunts in the Faroe Islands

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