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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....

Two people convicted after UK dolphin death

Two people have been ordered to take part in ‘restorative justice’ following the death of a wild dolphin off the coat of Cornwall, UK  in 2013.

The young dolphin was swimming with a pod near Padstow when up to 25 small boats began harassing them off Daymer Bay last July. Some of the boats drove straight through the pod, and very soon after a dead dolphin was found at the scene.

A reward for more information was offered at the time and police officers from the Wildlife Crime Unit in North Cornwall have now said that their investigation has concluded and two boat skippers have been identified and charged with offences under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 – which carry a maximum penalty of six months imprisonment and/ or a £5,000 fine.

The Restorative Justice a scheme means that each offender will now complete a wildlife safety course which teaches boat users how to view marine wildlife safely, responsibly and within the law.