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WDC provides supportive care to a live-stranded common dolphin. Credit: Andrea Spence/IFAW

Whale and Dolphin Conservation Expands Marine Mammal Stranding Network Territory

The Whale and Dolphin Conservation team expands the Greater Atlantic Regional Marine Mammal Stranding Network...
Hysazu Photography | Sara Shimazu

Dam Good News for Southern Resident orcas

Pardon the pun (we've used it before) but we just can't help ourselves.  After decades...
Peter Flood mom and calf

Emergency Petition Seeks to Shield Right Whale Moms, Calves From Vessel Strikes

For Immediate Release, November 1, 2022 WASHINGTON-Conservation groups filed an emergency rulemaking petition with the...
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...

Links between fishing and whaling in Iceland strengthen

The links between Iceland’s fishing industry and its whaling activities has strengthened with the news that Kristjan Loftsson, chief executive of Iceland’s biggest whaling company, Hvalur hf, has been elected Chairman of the Board of HB Grandi, one of Iceland’s largest fishing companies.

The appointment this month follows the recent death of previous HB Grandi chairman, Árni Vilhjálmsson. The new appointment potentially tightens the bond between these two companies which have collaborated previously. In the past, Hvalur has made use of HB Grandi facilities to process the fin whales it has caught. Loftsson has declared Hvalur’s intention to resume fin whaling this season; whilst HB Grandi recently announced a dramatic fall in their overall net profit to 14.9 million euro in 2012, compared to 37 million euro in 2011.