Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/theme/press/rss.xml/48971/20 en Experts slam Japan’s new whaling plan: No more whales need to be killed http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/node/103616 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 04/13/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-optional"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_optional" width="300" height="176" title="A panel of top scientists released a report slamming Japan&#039;s new whaling program" alt="A panel of top scientists released a report slamming Japan&#039;s new whaling program" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Minke_Nose12a_Sunna_300px_1.jpg?1428933516" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>An independent expert review<sup>[i]</sup> of Japan&rsquo;s new plan for whaling in the Southern Ocean, published today, failed to back the proposal for further slaughter and concluded that no more whales need to be harpooned for Antarctic research.</p> <p>In today&rsquo;s International Whaling Commission (IWC) report, a Panel of top scientists has concluded that Japan has not demonstrated any need to kill any more whales in the Antarctic. This is a major blow to Japan&rsquo;s latest attempt to resume whaling in the Southern Ocean Whale sanctuary.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/node/103616" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales ICJ IWC Japan NEWREP-A Mon, 13 Apr 2015 14:03:21 +0000 slajoie 103616 at http://www.ifaw.org Independent experts slam Japan’s new whaling plan and declare no more whales need to be killed for Antarctic research http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/independent-experts-slam-japan%E2%80%99s-new-whaling-plan-and-declare-no-more-whales-need-be-killed-ant <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 04/13/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>An independent expert review<a href="https://www.ifaw.org/node/add/press#_edn1" name="_ednref1" title="">[i]</a> of Japan&rsquo;s new plan for whaling in the Southern Ocean, published today, failed to back the proposal for further slaughter and concluded that no more whales need to be harpooned for Antarctic research.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/independent-experts-slam-japan%E2%80%99s-new-whaling-plan-and-declare-no-more-whales-need-be-killed-ant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales antarctic whaling Japan new whaling plan Whaling Commission (IWC) Mon, 13 Apr 2015 11:03:38 +0000 svandereyd 103613 at http://www.ifaw.org Japan’s whaling vessels heading to Antarctic – but without their harpoons http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/japan%E2%80%99s-whaling-vessels-heading-antarctic-%E2%80%93-without-their-harpoons <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 01/07/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-optional"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_optional" width="300" height="176" title="archive photo © IFAW" alt="archive photo © IFAW" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Minke_Nose12a_Sunna_300px_0.jpg?1420642060" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A smaller than usual Japanese whaling fleet is due to leave port in Shimonoseki tomorrow (Thursday) to carry out research in the Antarctic - but no whales will be harpooned after the World Court ruled last year that its &lsquo;scientific&rsquo; whaling in the Southern Ocean was illegal.</p> <p>Japan&rsquo;s Fisheries Agency announced that a reduced number of boats will instead head to the Antarctic to carry out sighting surveys, biopsy work and photo identification of whales led by the country&rsquo;s Institute of Cetacean Research.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/japan%E2%80%99s-whaling-vessels-heading-antarctic-%E2%80%93-without-their-harpoons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales commerical whaling ICJ IWC Japan's whaling Japanese scientific whaling scientific whaling whales Wed, 07 Jan 2015 14:48:00 +0000 adintino 102606 at http://www.ifaw.org Japan announces plans for new Antarctic whale hunt months after World Court finds its scientific whaling illegal http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/japan-announces-plans-new-antarctic-whale-hunt-months-after-world-court-finds-its-scientific-wh <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 11/18/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Japan today announced plans for a new &lsquo;scientific&rsquo; whaling programme in the Antarctic, just months after the International Court of Justice (ICJ)&nbsp; ruled its whaling in the Southern Ocean was illegal and must stop.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/japan-announces-plans-new-antarctic-whale-hunt-months-after-world-court-finds-its-scientific-wh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales Antarctic whale hunt Japan scientific whaling Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:21:25 +0000 svandereyd 101977 at http://www.ifaw.org Passing of Frederic Chemay: Belgian IWC Commissioner http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/passing-frederic-chemay-belgian-iwc-commissioner <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 10/02/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>It is with great sadness that we here at IFAW learned of the passing of Frederic Chemay on Sept. 30<sup>th</sup> at only 53 years of age. As the Belgian IWC Commissioner Fred was a passionate advocate on behalf of whales. He would not be swayed from doing what he thought was in the best interest of marine mammals. He was a friend to many, including those of us here at IFAW, and it is unlikely we will see a man of his stature, principles and vision again anytime soon.</p> <p>He will be missed.</p> </div> Whales Thu, 02 Oct 2014 09:00:31 +0000 svandereyd 101599 at http://www.ifaw.org Strong EU support brings victory for whales as IWC votes against Japan’s ‘scientific whaling’ in Antarctic http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/strong-eu-support-brings-victory-whales-iwc-votes-against-japan%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98scientific-whaling%E2%80%99-antarcti <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 09/18/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>There was a major victory for whales on the final day of the 65<sup>th</sup> meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) today when the forum passed a key resolution to uphold the recent World Court ruling that Japan&rsquo;s &lsquo;scientific whaling&rsquo; in Antarctica was illegal and no further permits should be issued. The EU, voting as a bloc, was instrumental in the passage of the resolution.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/strong-eu-support-brings-victory-whales-iwc-votes-against-japan%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98scientific-whaling%E2%80%99-antarcti" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales IWC Japanese scientific whaling victory for whales Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:54:14 +0000 svandereyd 101429 at http://www.ifaw.org