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# whaling - Monday 1 July, 2019

Japan resumes commercial whaling despite extinction fears

The move has drawn widespread criticism.

# whaling - Wednesday 26 December, 2018

Japan is going to start hunting whales for commercial purposes again

The International Whaling Commission, established in 1946 to conserve and manage the world’s whale and cetacean population, introduced a moratorium on commercial whaling in 1986.

# whaling - Saturday 10 March, 2018

Norway wants to kill more whales

The Scandinavian country has upped its quota to reverse a decline in whaling.

# whaling - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

Japan is going to have one more go at proving its whale kills are scientific

The highest court of the UN ruled in March of last year that the research was a fig leaf for commercial hunting.

# whaling - Sunday 3 August, 2014

The battle against whaling is now in the Faroe Islands for their annual 'Dolphin Grind'

Many Faroese see the slaughter of the dolphins as a cultural right.

# whaling - Monday 31 March, 2014

UN court tells Japan to leave the whales alone

Japanese Fisheries Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi last year vowed Japan would never stop whaling.

# whaling - Monday 17 June, 2013

Iceland resumes disputed fin whale hunt

Two Icelandic whaling ships were seen on their way to whaling areas, local media said.

# whaling - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

Japan will not stop hunting whales, says minister

A Japanese minister said criticism of whaling is “a cultural attack, a kind of prejudice against Japanese culture”.

# whaling - Wednesday 13 July, 2011

Japan intends to continue Antarctic whaling

The anti-whaling group Sea Shepard has thwarted Japan’s efforts to hunt whales already this year.

# whaling - Monday 11 July, 2011

Whaling forum seeks to tackle alleged 'buying' of votes

The International Whaling Commission has opened its 63rd annual talks with Britain proposing measures to tackle alleged internal corruption and to encourage transparency.

# whaling - Friday 18 February, 2011

Japan wants international action against anti-whaling group

Activists disrupted the Asian country’s annual whale hunt in the Antarctic.

# whaling - Wednesday 16 February, 2011

Japan temporarily halts Antarctic whaling Japan This post contains videos

Japan temporarily halts Antarctic whaling

Government fishing agency considering calling off this year’s whale cull completely, after pressure from anti-whaling demonstrators.