International Whaling Commission

Type: Organization
Name: International Whaling Commission (IWC)
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

Japan, Trinidad and Tobago eye stronger ties

PORT-OF-SPAIN, TRINIDAD – Japan and Trinidad and Tobago have agreed to bolster cooperation in areas ranging from the economy to disaster prevention as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited the resource-rich Caribbean country Sunday on the second leg of his ... [Published Japan Times - 4 hours ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 18 hours ago - 1 reports

Shift in shipping traffic may help save world’s largest animal

Researchers on the Pacific Storm, a research vessel operated by Oregon State University, tagged blue whales near the Channel Islands of California in 2006. Credit: Craig Hayslip, courtesy of OSU Marine Mammal Institute, via FlickrA  new study  says that ... [Published PBS - 18 hours ago]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

Whale watching tourism

Robyn Williams: Well, the whales are moving up the coast once more and it’s an excellent time to try to spot them. But should we do so a little more carefully, given James Higham’s concerns? His new book Whale-watching is published by Cambridge and he ... [Published ABC Online - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Ocean News: Blue Whale “Hot Spots” Linked with Busy Shipping Lanes, Massachusetts Bans Shark Fin Trade, and More

by Brianna Elliott to barrel jellyfish , blue whales , kelp forests , mpas , shark fin bans , tropical fishA blue whale off of California. (Photo: millerm217 / Flickr Creative Commons )- A new study found that blue whale “hot spots” off California ... [Published Oceana - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Kayakers Try to Paddle Over Whale, Get Stuck (Video)

Kayakers near Puerto Madryn, Argentina, recently saw some whales, paddled towards them, but got stuck on top of one of the huge marine mammals.According to News.com.au , YouTube user "gisela6652" uploaded a GoPro video (below) on Sunday and wrote: “An ... [Published Opposing Views - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Animal Groups to Campaign Against Alaska

The International Whaling Commission (IWC) imposed a moratorium on commercial whaling in 1986. However, the IWC has a longstanding policy of allowing certain indigenous peoples in Alaska to hunt otherwise protected whales to satisfy aboriginal subsistence ... [Published Examiner.com - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

Seabed miners to move into New Zealand sanctuary for endangered dolphin

The New Zealand government came under renewed attack Thursday over its custodianship of the world' s rarest and smallest dolphin after revelations it had issued mineral mining permits in a dolphin sanctuary.The opposition Green Party revealed the seabed ... [Published China.org.cn - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

Whale poop a source of nutrients

Prev NextBy IANS | Posted 04-Jul-2014Washington: Whale poop plays a huge ecological role in the oceans by recycling nutrients and enhancing productivity, says a study. Whales feed at depths of more than 500 feet and release fecal plumes near the surface, ... [Published Mid Day - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

US drafts resolution to legitimize scientific whaling

Just a few months ago, the US State Department claimed that lethal scientific whaling was completely unnecessary. Now it appears the US is poised to allow Japan to continue scientific whaling with just a bit more paperwork.Greenpeace just received a leaked ... [Published Greenpeace USA - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

Tony Abbott's caution has let Japanese whaling off the hook

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Australia was always going to be overwhelmingly about the things that united the two countries.But in only taking that course, the single issue that divides the two, whaling, is no closer to resolution. Instead ... [Published Brisbane Times - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jun 29 2014 - Updated Jun 29 2014 - 1 reports

Sealife Campaign Against Whale Meat Traffic

Sealife in Weymouth is urging visitors to sign a petition to stop the trafficking of whale products through UK and other European ports.New charity - the Sealife Trust has found a shocking trade in whale products - with dead whale finding its way into ... [Published Wessex Fm - Jun 29 2014]
First reported Jun 28 2014 - Updated Jun 28 2014 - 1 reports

Iceland resumes whale hunt

Iceland whalers have resumed their whale hunt, with an endangered fin whale becoming the first kill of the hunting season. Despite widespread condemnation of the hunt and threats of sanctions against Iceland, the North Atlantic nation has continued ... [Published IceNews - Daily News - Jun 28 2014]

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...dead blue whales were discovered in the PacificPacific Ocean in a seven-week period, and three of them were confirmed to have been hit by ships. "That made everyone step back and say, 'Whoa, this may potentially be a big problem,'" said lead study author Ladd Irvine, a marine mammal ecologist at Oregon State University
In the future, the scientists hope to use their data to help develop models predicting where blue whales might be. "We can use that data to help make the decision for a seasonal change or closure of shipping lanes" Irvine said
According to the Global Conservation Group's Vice President of Campaigns, Tim Green, "Whaling is bad because it is an expensive undertaking and it risks running whales to extinction. We simply cannot afford to run such a significant and valuable part of our ecosystem into extinction"
Whales were hunted in large numbers till 1986 when the International Whaling Commission banned whaling. "The decline in great whale numbers, estimated to be at least 66 percent and perhaps as high as 90 percent, has likely altered the structure and function of the oceans" said Joe Roman from the University of Vermont in the US

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Japan, Trinidad and Tobago eye stronger ties [Published Japan Times - 4 hours ago]
Shift in shipping traffic may help save world’s... [Published PBS - 18 hours ago]
New Zealanders Willing to Pay Tax for Maui Dolp... [Published International Business Times Australia - Jul 27 2014]
Whale watching tourism [Published ABC Online - Jul 27 2014]
Meeting on mitigating blue whale ship-strikes i... [Published Sri Lanka Island - Jul 26 2014]
Ocean News: Blue Whale “Hot Spots” Linked with ... [Published Oceana - Jul 25 2014]
Rarely Seen Whale Spotted Off Southern Californ... [Published Epoch Times - Jul 24 2014]
Kayakers Try to Paddle Over Whale, Get Stuck (V... [Published Opposing Views - Jul 24 2014]
Blue Whales Clash With US Shipping Lanes [Published Discovery Channel - Jul 23 2014]
Blue Whales Roam Dangerously Close to Shipping ... [Published LiveScience.com - Jul 23 2014]
Blue Whale "Hot Spots" Overlap With Shipping La... [Published National Geographic - Jul 23 2014]
Whale Collisions Spark Calls for Ship Speed Lim... [Published Time - Jul 23 2014]
Whale Collisions Spark Calls for Ship Speed Lim... [Published The Middle East Blog - TIME.com - Jul 23 2014]
Whale Collisions Spark Calls for Ship Speed Lim... [Published The China Blog - Jul 23 2014]
Whale Collisions Spark Calls for Ship Speed Lim... [Published TIME.com - Jul 23 2014]
Animal Groups to Campaign Against Alaska [Published Examiner.com - Jul 21 2014]
Working Hard to Get the World We Want: Sexual a... [Published Huffington Post - Jul 17 2014]
Whale poop a source of nutrients [Published Mid Day - Jul 17 2014]
Seabed miners to move into New Zealand sanctuar... [Published China.org.cn - Jul 17 2014]
Mining and Maui's don’t mix - Greens (Fuseworks) [Published Yahoo!Xtra - Jul 16 2014]
The Asahi Shimbun on Taiji with a Point-by-Poin... [Published Sea Shepherd - Jul 16 2014]
Management of boat-based wildlife promotes sust... [Published Travel and Tour World - Jul 15 2014]
Experts Appalled at Oil Survey Threat to Maui D... [Published Scoop - Jul 14 2014]
Summary of CITES SC65 | 7-11 July 2014 | Geneva... [Published IISD - Jul 14 2014]
March for stronger protection of Maui's dolphins [Published New Zealand Herald - Jul 13 2014]
US drafts resolution to legitimize scientific w... [Published Greenpeace USA - Jul 11 2014]
Tony Abbott's caution has let Japanese whaling ... [Published Brisbane Times - Jul 10 2014]
Sea Shepherd prepares to confront Japanese over... [Published Sydney Morning Herald - Jul 10 2014]
Greens senator has whaling encounter with Japan... [Published ABC Radio Australia - Jul 09 2014]
Sea Shepherd founder hands letter to Japanese P... [Published Malay Mail - Jul 09 2014]
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Whale Collisions Spark Calls for Ship Speed Lim... [Published The Middle East Blog - TIME.com - Jul 23 2014]
Right now, some 20,000 humpback whales are enjoying the warm waters of Australia’s East Coast, where they migrate every year during Antarctica’s winter to feed, breed and calve. They are the product of a wildly successful conservation program launched ...
Whale Collisions Spark Calls for Ship Speed Lim... [Published The China Blog - Jul 23 2014]
Right now, some 20,000 humpback whales are enjoying the warm waters of Australia’s East Coast, where they migrate every year during Antarctica’s winter to feed, breed and calve. They are the product of a wildly successful conservation program launched ...
Whale Collisions Spark Calls for Ship Speed Lim... [Published TIME.com - Jul 23 2014]
Right now, some 20,000 humpback whales are enjoying the warm waters of Australia’s East Coast, where they migrate every year during Antarctica’s winter to feed, breed and calve. They are the product of a wildly successful conservation program launched ...
Revealed: whale-watching boats the greatest col... [Published News: Datablog | guardian.co.uk - Jun 27 2014]
Guardian Australia analysis of International Whaling Commission data shows motor yachts, naval vessels and ferries come close behind Whales are more likely to to be hit by whale-watching boats than any other identified vessel type, data from the International ...
Icelandic Whalers Draw Blood, Kill the First Fi... [Published Switchboard, from NRDC - Jun 18 2014]
Taryn Kiekow Heimer, Senior Policy Analyst, Marine Mammal Protection Project, Santa Monica, California In the face of international condemnation, yesterday Icelandic whalers kicked off the 2014 commercial whaling season by killing an endangered fin ...
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