All Press Releases for Whales

CITES censures Japan for trading in whale products from an endangered species
2 October 2018
Conservation organisations today welcomed the news that Japan’s import and sale of sei whale products from its controversial “scientific” whaling programme in the North Pacific has been censured as illegal by the global body entrust Read more »
Iceland: Fin whaling ended for this season
26 September 2018
Kristjan Loftsson, CEO of Hvalur hf, the only company involved in Icelandic fin whaling, announced the end of this year’s hunting season on September 25. Loftsson has harpooned 146 fin whales since the season commenced in June. Patrick Ramage, Read more »
Pro-whaling countries again harpoon plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary
11 September 2018
During day two of the 67th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Florianopolis, Brazil, plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary failed again due to opposition from pro-whaling nations. The proposal, put forward by Argentina, Bra Read more »
international whaling commission 2018
7 September 2018
Who: International Whaling Commission What: Pro and anti-whaling delegations considering a raft of issues related to whales and whaling at biennial meeting, including Japanese proposal which could threaten the worldwide ban on commercial whaling. Whe Read more »
Minke whaling in Iceland has stopped
27 July 2018
Hunting of minke whales has ended in Iceland. Media sources reported today that cost and poor profits has made whaling no longer economically viable closing the local whaling industry. “This is very good news for minke whales and Iceland, Read more »
21 July 2018
(London – 20 July, 2018) – Conservationists are calling for an immediate end to commercial whaling in Iceland after genetic tests revealed a whale harpooned in Icelandic waters earlier this month was a rare blue/fin whale hybrid.   T Read more »