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Majestic fin whales

Icelandic whalers kill first fin whales in four years

As feared, whale hunters in Iceland have killed at least two fin whales, the first...
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Majority of Icelandic people think whaling harms their country’s reputation

A survey of Icelandic people has confirmed that the majority believe whaling damages Iceland's reputation. ...
A magnificent sei whale © Christopher Swann

Japan Begins Commercial Whaling Season

Sei whale © Christopher Swann Japanese whalers have left port to begin this year's annual...

Pumps and conveyor belts. How could more whales help save us?

University of Alaska Fairbanks Master's student, Dana Bloch, retrieves a CTD that is used to...

UK marine protected areas worth billions

The substantial financial benefits resulting from divers and recreational anglers using areas proposed for marine conservation in the UK have been highlighted in a new study.  The findings reveal that, in Scotland alone diving and angling activity in 20 proposed marine protected areas (MPAs) in Scotland is worth between £67 million and £117 million to the economy each year.

WDC welcomes the study that helps to put and added value to marine conservation. “The positive impacts of MPAs for the all-important and ever growing recreational sector, as this study shows, should not be forgotten,” says WDC’s head of Scottish policy, Sarah Dolman.

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