Skip to content
All news
  • All news
  • About whales & dolphins
  • Corporates
  • Create healthy seas
  • End captivity
  • Green Whale
  • Prevent bycatch
  • Prevent deaths in nets
  • Science
  • Scottish Dolphin Centre
  • Stop whaling
  • Stranding
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...

Nearly 500 whales die in New Zealand

The number of pilot whales that have died following a mass stranding in New Zealand...

200 pilot whales killed in latest Faroese slaughter

More than 200 pilot whales have been slaughtered in Sandagerði (Torshavn) in the Faroe Islands....

Norwegian whaling season in full swing

Lofotposten is reporting that as of this week, all 18 Norwegian whaling vessels that are registered to hunt this year are now actively catching whales, and some 180 minkes have been taken to date. 

It appears that 84 whales were taken last week alone, 30 more than in the same time period the previous year. Thirty were taken in eastern Finnmark, thirty at Spitsbergen and the remainder off Lofoten 
and Smøla. 

At this point last year, 118 minke whales had been killed, according to Per Rolandsen of the Norwegian Fishermen’s Sales Organization (Råfisklaget).

Råfisklaget also claim that sales are also doing well, as, “whale meat is of the best quality this time of year”.

Yet despte the optimism of the Råfisklaget it seems that the Norwegian whaling industry is still not able to sell all its whale meat through the whole season, and are now having to target youth and celebrities to reinvigorate their flagging industry.

Some 19 fishing/whaling boats took part in the 2011 hunt, down from 33 in 2001, and only 18 vessels in 2013.

You can read more about Norwegian whaling