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A fluke of a North Atlantic right whale lifts out of the water

Federal Proposal Aims to Protect Endangered Right Whales From Ship Strikes

For Immediate Release, July 29, 2022 WASHINGTON- The National Marine Fisheries Service proposed a rule...
Common bottlenose dolphin

100 bottlenose dolphins hunted in Faroe Islands

This morning, (July 29th), 100 bottlenose dolphins were killed in Skálafjörður on the Faroe Islands. The...
North Atlantic right whale. Photo by Regina Asmutis-Sylvia

Update on Snow Cone – Critically Endangered Right Whale Who Gave Birth Despite Chronic Entanglement

July 2022 - Fisheries and Oceans Canada has reported that Snow Cone was spotted on...
Humpback whale lunge feeding off Manomet Point Credit:John Chisholm/MA Sharks

Whales Make Waves Off Manomet Point

Humpback whale lunge feeding off Manomet Point Credit:John Chisholm/MA Sharks Update July 25th, 2022: On...

WDC notes with interest the recent award made to HB Grandi, one of Iceland’s largest fishing companies which also has close links to whale hunting.

The Planning and Environmental Committee of the Icelandic town of Akranes made the award in recognition of the company’s tidy grounds. HB Grandi is, of course, linked with whaling in the form of board member Kristjan Loftsson, who is also managing director of the Icelandic whaling company, Hvalur.  Indeed, the relationship could hardly be closer: HB Grandi rents out space at these premises to Hvalur for processing fin whales after they have been slaughtered.

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