Email
Password
Remember meForgot password?
    Log in with Twitter

Whaling News

Japan, West clash over 'cultural' whale hunts

Portoroz - Japan pleaded with the world's whaling watchdog Wednesday to allow small hunts by coastal communities, arguing that for three decades these groups had been unjustly barred from a traditional source of food.

Whaling nations vote down bid for South Atlantic sanctuary

Portoroz - Whaling nations defeated a renewed bid Tuesday by southern hemisphere states to create an Atlantic sanctuary for the marine mammals hunted to near extinction in the 20th century.

Whalers in crosshairs at international huddle

Paris - More than 80 nations square off in Slovenia next week over the fate of the world's remaining whales, facing a multitude of perils from meat hunters and ship strikes to getting snared in fishing gear.

Ocean warriors unveil new high-speed ship against Japan whalers

Amsterdam - With its distinctive pirate-like flag flying from the mast, the sleek, high-speed concrete grey Ocean Warrior is the latest weapon in a bitter war between marine conservationists and Japan's whaling fleet.

Anti-whalers enlist fast ship to fight off Japanese

Sydney - Marine conservationists announced Tuesday they will for the first time be able to outrun the Japanese whaling fleet in the upcoming annual battle to protect the giant mammals in the icy Southern Ocean.

Japan fleet returns from Antarctic whale hunt

Toukyo - A Japanese whaling fleet returned home Thursday from its annual Antarctic hunt, the government said, a trip that angered environmentalists and nations opposed to the slaughter.

Icelandic whalers suspend hunt, blast Japan

Reykjav - Icelandic whaling giant Hvalur announced Thursday it will not hunt endangered fin whales this year, denouncing restrictive regulations imposed by Japan, its biggest market.

Sea Shepherd struggling to find Japan whaling fleet

Sydney - Environmental activist group Sea Shepherd admitted on Monday it was struggling to find Japanese whaling vessels in the vast Southern Ocean and urged the Australian government to help.

Australia 'disappointed' at Japan whaling: Turnbull

Toukyo - Australia is "very disappointed" at Tokyo's decision to resume whaling in the Antarctic Ocean, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Friday as he readied for talks with Japanese premier Shinzo Abe.

Pressure mounts on Australia PM over Japan whaling

Sydney - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull vowed Wednesday to raise whaling in meetings with Japan's leader Shinzo Abe this week as environmentalists urged him to pressure Tokyo to halt this season's hunt.

Conservationists flag legal action over Japan whale hunt

Sydney - Japan was facing mounting condemnation Tuesday over its decision to resume killing whales in Antarctica, with conservationists saying it was open to another legal challenge.

Japan says to resume whaling, fleet sails to Antarctic Tuesday

Toukyo - Japan will dispatch a whaling fleet to the Antarctic on Tuesday after a one year suspension, the government said, defying international criticism and a UN legal ruling that the "research" expedition is a commercial hunt in disguise.

Sea Shepherd warns Japan against resuming whaling

Sydney - Environmental activist group Sea Shepherd warned Japan on Sunday against resuming "research" whaling in the Antarctic and called on the Australian government to intervene.

Japan to resume 'research' whaling in Antarctic: Media

Toukyo - Japan will resume "research" whaling in the Antarctic by the end of March next year, local media reported Saturday, despite a call by global regulators for more evidence that the expeditions have a scientific purpose.

Japanese town's controversial dolphin hunt begins

Toukyo - A small Japanese town began its controversial dolphin hunt on Thursday after bad weather delayed the start, according to a local fisheries official, while a separate whaling hunt was due to start at the weekend.

Japan to defy world opinion, set to begin whaling in Antarctic Special

Going against the tide of public opinion and an international court ruling, Japan's whaling boats will head for the Southern Ocean. A chief negotiator for whaling decisions told reporters that the country will resume whaling in Antarctica in Dec. 2015.

Japan confirms plan to resume whale hunt

Toukyo - Japan's chief whaling negotiator confirmed Monday its ships would return to the Antarctic this year, despite a call by global regulators to provide more evidence that the hunt has a scientific purpose.

Japan must do more to justify whaling plans: IWC

London - The International Whaling Commission (IWC) on Friday demanded that Japan provide more information to prove that its revised Antarctic whaling programme was for scientific research, saying it could not reach a consensus based on documents submitted.

IWC talks on Japanese whaling 'constructive'

Los Angeles - Talks at which Japan pressed its case for pursuing whaling despite a landmark UN court ruling were described as "constructive," as a meeting of scientific experts wrapped up in California.

Pippa Middleton slammed for eating whale meat

Pippa Middleton, who is famous for being the sister of Kate Middleton, has been criticized for eating whale meat and then writing about how much she enjoyed it.

Japan whaling ships set out for Antarctic — to count, not hunt

Toukyo - Japanese whaling ships set sail for the Antarctic on Thursday on the look out for whales, but only to count them and take skin samples, after a UN court ordered an end to the annual hunt.

Op-Ed: Faroe Islands — Foreign activists provoke patriotic reaction Special

The radical actions of foreign opponents to the pilot whale hunt serve to trigger patriotic counter-actions in the Faroe Islands. The majority of Faroese critics of the drive hunts agree the behaviour of many foreign activists is counter-productive.

Whaling meeting heaps pressure on Japan - but rejects sanctuary bid

Portoroz - The world's whaling watchdog agreed Thursday to toughen scrutiny of Antarctic hunts which Japan conducts in the name of science, but rejected a bid to expand protection in the South Atlantic.

Whaling: Greenland hunt gets okay, Iceland blasted

Portoroz - The International Whaling Commission (IWC) gave aboriginal Greenlanders the go-ahead Monday to kill hundreds of whales even as Iceland came under fire for contravening a ban on commercial hunting.

Op-Ed: From the Faroese perspective – the pilot whale hunt Special

Cooperation rather than confrontation – in this way, whale defenders and the Faroese might jointly contribute to an accelerated end to the pilot whale hunt. Here are some local points of view on it.

Whaling dominates Japan PM's New Zealand trip

Auckland - The thorny issue of whaling dominated Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe's whistlestop trip to New Zealand Monday, with Prime Minister John Key saying they had agreed to disagree on the matter.

Japan PM vows efforts to resume commercial whale hunt

Tokyo - Japan's prime minister told parliament Monday he would boost his efforts towards restarting commercial whaling, despite a top UN court's order that Tokyo must stop killing whales in the Antarctic.

Japan kicks off first whale hunt since UN court ruling

- A Japanese whaling fleet left port Saturday under tight security, marking the first hunt since the UN's top court last month ordered Tokyo to stop killing whales in the Antarctic.

Japan to redesign Antarctic whale hunt after UN court ruling

Tokyo - Japan said Friday it would redesign its controversial Antarctic whaling mission in a bid to make it more scientific, after a United Nations court ruled it was a commercial hunt masquerading as research.

Japan e-commerce giant Rakuten halts whale meat sales

Tokyo - Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten said Friday it has told online retailers to stop selling whale meat after a UN court ordered an end to the country's Antarctic whale hunt.
  1 2 3 4 Next»

Set up a news alert for

Whaling


Whaling Image

Whale bone jaws on West Cliff  Whitby
Whale bone jaws on West Cliff, Whitby
Picture taken Sept. 2012 by Planet Whale s research team on the island of Suðuroy. This female orca...
Picture taken Sept. 2012 by Planet Whale's research team on the island of Suðuroy. This female orca has been identified and named as "Cristina."
Mark Hosford, Planet Whale
Whale meat at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo  Japan.
Whale meat at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, Japan.
Stefan Powell
Whaling in the Faroe Islands (Grindadráp) in Hvalba. Strict regulations govern the pilot whale hunt...
Whaling in the Faroe Islands (Grindadráp) in Hvalba. Strict regulations govern the pilot whale hunts. Over a 1000 whales are killed annually.
Erik Christensen- Wikipedia
Anonymous warns the Japanese Government   it would be smart to expect us.
Anonymous warns the Japanese Government, "it would be smart to expect us."
Anonymous/YouTube still shot
A whale and calf being loaded aboard a factory ship  the Nisshin Maru. The sign above the slipway re...
A whale and calf being loaded aboard a factory ship, the Nisshin Maru. The sign above the slipway reads, "Legal research under the ICRW". Australia released this photo to challenge that claim.
Customs and Border Protection Service, Commonwealth of Australia
Amazon.com confirms a ban on the sale of whale meat.
Amazon.com confirms a ban on the sale of whale meat.
B.D. Padgett
Untitled
ICR
A Minke whale and her 1-year-old calf are dragged aboard the Nisshin Maru  a Japanese whaling vessel...
A Minke whale and her 1-year-old calf are dragged aboard the Nisshin Maru, a Japanese whaling vessel that is the world's only factory ship. The wound that is visible on the calf's side was reportedly caused by an explosive-packed harpoon.
Customs and Border Protection Service, Commonwealth of Australia
The cove in Taiji  Japan after a dolphin slaughter.
The cove in Taiji, Japan after a dolphin slaughter.
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
Norway sets an established quota of 1286 minke whales for the 2012 season.
Norway sets an established quota of 1286 minke whales for the 2012 season.
André-Philippe D. Picard
These bottlenose dolphins captured in the cove last season  were slaughtered.
These bottlenose dolphins captured in the cove last season, were slaughtered.
Heather Hill/Save Japan Dolphins
Blood pours from the scuppers of a whaling ship
Blood pours from the scuppers of a whaling ship
Guano on flickr
One of the Faroe Islands  Koltur is located to the west of Streymoy. Abandoned in the 1980s by sheep...
One of the Faroe Islands, Koltur is located to the west of Streymoy. Abandoned in the 1980s by sheep farmers, two people returned there in 1994 to restore the village.
Hans Peter Roth
A captured short-finned pilot whale is measured by fishery workers including Fisheries Agency employ...
A captured short-finned pilot whale is measured by fishery workers including Fisheries Agency employees at Taiji Port in Japan's oldest whaling village of Taiji, 420 km (260 miles) southwest of Tokyo
With permission by Reuters / Issei Kato
A captured short-finned pilot whale is measured by fishery workers including Fisheries Agency employ...
A captured short-finned pilot whale is measured by fishery workers including Fisheries Agency employees at Taiji Port in Japan's oldest whaling village of Taiji, 420 km (260 miles) southwest of Tokyo
With permission by Reuters / Issei Kato
In this file photo captured short-finned pilot whales are seen on the deck of a whaling ship at Taij...
In this file photo captured short-finned pilot whales are seen on the deck of a whaling ship at Taiji Port in Japan's oldest whaling village of Taiji, 420 km (260 miles) southwest of Tokyo
With permission by Reuters / Issei Kato
Fin Whale
Fin Whale
Lori Mazzuca, AFSC/Kodiak
Untitled
Entertainment One
44 activists from the Greenpeace ships Esperanza and Arctic Sunrise appeal for help in their campaig...
44 activists from the Greenpeace ships Esperanza and Arctic Sunrise appeal for help in their campaign to end whaling in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary, by spelling out the words `Help End Whaling!’ using their bodies.
Greenpeace International

Latest News
Top News