All Press Releases for Whales

19th May 2009
The International Whale Conservation and Protection Act of 2009 calls for the U.S. to renew its whale conservation leadership worldwide. The legislation comprehensively addresses major threats to whales including commercial whaling, ship strikes, Read more »
14th April 2009
Three whaling vessels returned to Shimonoseki port yesterday morning and the accident prone factory vessel, the Nisshin Maru, is expected to return today.  According to Japan’s Fisheries Agency, the whalers have killed 679 minke wha Read more »
11th 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 »
18th 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 »
18th 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 »
2nd 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 Government of Jap Read more »