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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....

Shipping company vows not to transport anymore whale meat

A shipment of fin whale meat from Iceland to Japan is to be returned after a controversy surrounding paperwork caused the cargo to be removed at the port of Hamburg, Germany.

German customs officials impounded the meat (which had been listed as ‘frozen fish’ on some cargo documents) but, by the time the correct paperwork was obtained a second vessel that was to take the cargo to Japan had sailed. Following a public outcry in Germany, the company involved in the shipment from Iceland, Samskip has now decided that it will stop transporting whale meat to Europe.

Read more about how EU ports are helping the trade in whale meat.

Help us stop the killing of endangered fin whales in Iceland.