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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...

Hundreds of whales killed as Norwegian hunt season ends

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The end of the whaling season in Norway has been announced with 580 minke whales killed by 13 hunting vessels in just under six months.

Norway’s minister of fisheries had set a quota (number that can be killed) of 917 whales for this season. Thankfully that number was not reached but this was still the deadliest whaling season since 2016 and hundreds of whales were slaughtered, many taking a long time to die.

Last year, shocking new documents revealed that dwindling domestic demand for the meat means that some is sold for dog food. Only two percent of Norwegians regularly eat whale meat so this is another season of senseless slaughter. Read more.

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