All Press Releases for Whales

23rd June 2008
The research team, led by Dr. Scott Baker of Oregon State University, analyzed DNA from 99 whale meat products purchased in Japanese markets since 2006 and identified six baleen whale species: humpback, fin, sei, Bryde’s, North Pacific minke Read more »
23rd June 2008
Conservationists worldwide, including experts with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw.org), expressed concern that a compromise might be agreed that would overturn the moratorium and legitimize commercial whaling.  “The Read more »
4th June 2008
While the exact circumstances and status of the shipments remains unclear, the export of fin and minke whale meat to Japan appears to have taken place without the knowledge or authorisation of relevant Icelandic, Norwegian and Japanese authorities Read more »
21st May 2008
Icelandic media is reporting that whalers have killed a 7.4-metre male minke whale. The whale, said to have been caught last night (Tue) in Faxafloi Bay near Reykjavik, is expected to be brought ashore later today. The International Fund for Read more »
24th April 2008
Introduced by Senator John Kerry (D-MA) and Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME), the Ship Strike Reduction Act of 2008 would order the Secretary of Commerce to finalize federal regulations enforcing speed limits on ships, regulations that were first prop Read more »
17th November 2007
Conservation organizations including the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) are calling for new actions to end Japan’s “scientific” whaling.   “Killing endangered whales for products that Read more »