Latest Whaling in Iceland Stories

2010-06-16 15:08:00

WASHINGTON, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Efforts to finally bring an end to the impasse between pro-whaling and anti-whaling countries in the International Whaling Commission (IWC) will be the focus of the IWC's Annual Meeting, opening in Agadir, Morocco, on Monday, June 21.

2010-06-16 06:05:00

Companies in Norway, Japan and Iceland are betting heavily on the lifting of a commercial whaling moratorium, and are working to develop new whale-based products ranging from golf balls to hair dye.

2010-06-07 13:35:00

WASHINGTON, June 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Washington, DC and London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) today revealed that proposals to resume commercial whaling under the International Whaling Commission (IWC) will cost nearly 19 million dollars over the next decade.

2010-04-23 05:45:00

On Thursday, a fleet of Japanese harpoon ships launched their springtime coastal whale hunt with expectations of killing 60 whales during what the country considers scientific research.

2010-04-22 17:35:00

YARMOUTH PORT, Mass., April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) announced that the International Whaling Commission (IWC) has released a new plan to legalize commercial whaling. The proposal, if adopted, would overturn the 1986 ban on commercial whaling by authorizing whaling by Norway, Iceland, and Japan.

2010-04-15 06:24:00

CANBERRA, Australia, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent New York Times article claiming that Australia supported a compromise proposal to allow whaling was "completely wrong," Australia's International Whaling Commissioner Donna Petrachenko said in Washington today. Commissioner Petrachenko is attending a meeting of the 12-member International Whaling Commission (IWC) Support Group discussing the Future of the IWC. Reiterating statements made by the Minister for Environment Protection,...

2010-03-16 10:29:38

United States Senator John Kerry (D-Massachusetts) has introduced a new bill that would reaffirm the country's support of a ban on commercial whaling and fund research to help protect various species of the oceanic mammals from harm.

2010-03-05 10:35:00

Australia and Japan failed to strike a deal on Thursday to end a dispute on whaling, but the US negotiator said the nations would continue to seek compromise.

2010-02-25 12:55:00

Australia wants to phase out harpooning of whales in the Southern Ocean over the next five years and is calling for an end to “scientific whaling”.

2010-02-23 08:00:00


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  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
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