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WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Susan Lieberman, director of international policy for the Pew Environment Group, issued the following statement today in response to recent efforts to resolve the impasse at the International Whaling Commission.
A fisheries official announced Wednesday that Japan will propose scaling down its troubled annual whale hunt in Antarctica, on conditions that it is allowed to whale commercially in its own coastal waters.
The company controlling Iceland's fin whale business should turn a profit this year, its owner said Friday. Hvalur HF caught 125 fin whales during the 2009 season. That is 25 below its quota, but many more than have been caught in the past few years, the BBC reported.
A US fisheries expert and outgoing chair of the IWC proposed that ending the commercial hunting ban on whales could actually benefit whale conservation efforts.
Environmentalists are infuriated by a Danish request for consent to continue hunting humpback whales of the coast of Greenland.
-- With International Whaling Commission Meetings in Portugal Kicking Off, Animal Planet Gauges Americans' Knowledge of Whaling Debate -- NEW YORK, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Animal Planet today released the results of a national Online Zogby Interactive poll of 3,412 Americans to coincide with the 61st annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission.
Whale hunters in Iceland have brought in their first big catches of the season -- two 35-ton, 65-ft.-long fin whales.
The governments of Norway and Japan are using taxpayer money to subsidize their unprofitable whaling industries, according to a first-time analysis of the economics of whaling.
Environmentalists made their opinions known at a key meeting on Tuesday involving plans to resume the hunting of humpback whales, which went under a moratorium protection over 40 years ago.