Latest Whaling in Japan 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.

2010-06-02 05:55:00

Japanese officials said Tuesday that Australia has launched legal action through the International Court of Justice to stop Japan's hunting of whales.

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 17:37:00

WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Susan Lieberman, director of international policy for the Pew Environment Group, issued the following statement in response to the proposal released today by the Chair (Cristian Maquieira of Chile) and Vice-Chair (Anthony Liverpool, Antigua and Barbuda) of the International Whaling Commission (IWC).

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,...

2010-02-25 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”.

2010-02-22 10:51:00

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.

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