Japan’s Fisheries Agency revealed that they are planning to pull out of International Whaling Commission after unsuccessful campaigning within the group to restart hunting. The officials said that no final decision has been taken yet.
Earth/Environment December 24, 2018
Australia threatens to take Japan to court over its plans to once again hunt whales in the Southern Ocean. Commercial whaling has been banned since 1986; Japan says it conducts 'scientific whaling' under an exemption to that ban.
December 8, 2015
Japan announced that it will continue with its whaling research in the Antarctic amid global opposition. Japan's decision to continue its poaching activities defies international rules and generates ire all over the world.
Earth/Environment December 4, 2015
Iceland's agriculture and fisheries ministry announced that 155 fin whales and 29 minke whales were culled during this year's whaling season. The North Atlantic country remains as one of two nations that continue to openly defy the international ban on hunting endangered species of whales.
Earth/Environment October 2, 2015
NOAA has submitted a proposal to remove humpback whales from the endangered species list. Humpback whales population has grown a steady 7 percent annually.
Earth/Environment April 21, 2015
The International Whaling Commission is rejecting Japan's revised whaling program, the NEWREP-A. Several critics and environmentalists argue that research whaling is simply Japan's veneer for commercial whaling.
Earth/Environment April 15, 2015