All Press Releases for Whales

11 March 2009
For several years, the 84-nation intergovernmental Commission has elaborated a detailed scientific procedure (Revised Management Procedure) to ensure all catch limits for any future commercial whaling would be within sustainable limits calculated Read more »
18 February 2009
The warning was issued in a report by the Western Gray Whale Advisory Panel (WGWAP), a scientific expert committee convened by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature to study the impacts of oil and gas projects on the whales.[1] Re Read more »
18 February 2009
Outgoing Fisheries and Agriculture Minister, Einar K Gudfinnsson, recently granted commercial whaling quotas of up to 150 endangered fin whales and 100 minke whales a year for the next five years. Iceland’s new Fisheries Minister, Steingrim Read more »
2 February 2009
"The plan released today is a bad deal for whales and international efforts to protect them" said Patrick Ramage, IFAW Global Whale Program Director.  "It would lift the commercial whaling moratorium; give new rights to the Go Read more »
26 January 2009
“Apparently, the last lousy idea of the Bush Administration was to legitimize commercial whaling in the 21st century.  It's unbelievable, and fundamentally un-American. We should be encouraging Japan, Iceland and Norway to end whaling, Read more »
4 December 2008
The International Whaling Commission (IWC), responsible for whale conservation, is holding a three-day Small Working Group meeting in Cambridge from Monday with delegates from around 24 countries expected to attend. The aim of the meeting is to mo Read more »