Latest Whaling in Japan Stories

2009-04-13 11:42:39

Japan's notorious whaling fleet fell extremely short of their goal after interference caused by anti-whaling activists.

2009-03-05 12:50:00

The Asahi newspaper reported on Thursday, Japan is considering reducing the number of whales it catches each year, as an international body fights to bridge the divide between nations for and against whaling.

2009-02-27 14:45:00

Iceland's decision to up its whaling quota has been criticized by the United States after concerns that there may not be enough whales to sustain the hunt.

2009-02-11 07:27:00

LISBON, Portugal, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pew Whales Commission, a high level body of eminent international group of diplomats, judges, lawyers, scientists and former Ministers, today called for government ministers to resolve the whaling stalemate.

2009-02-06 11:00:00

A ship carrying members of an anti-whaling protest group collided with a Japanese whaling vessel in Antarctic waters on Friday.

2009-02-02 16:24:00


2009-01-17 15:20:00

Anti-whaling activists temporarily called off their operations to disrupt Japanese whaling around Antarctica earlier this month.

2009-01-08 09:40:00

Australia has denied a Japanese appeal to stop anti-whaling activists from stocking up; announcing Thursday that their boat is permitted to dock at an Australian port prior to returning to Japan, where they will continue to fight whalers.

2009-01-05 08:00:00

Sea Shepherd, an anti-whaling group, has been forced to abandon its chase of a Japanese whaling fleet to refuel its ship.

2008-12-29 08:00:00

The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, a US-based anti-whaling group, reported Saturday that it had successfully forced Japan’s whaling fleet out of waters near Antarctica claimed by Australia.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
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