International Whaling Commission

Type: Organization
Name: International Whaling Commission (IWC)
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 1 reports

Save the wild whales, too

Protesting the captivity of whales, dolphins and porpoises (cetaceans) has once again become newsworthy.Many people are attracted to aquariums by these highly intelligent creatures. Compassion for whales and dolphins has come about because millions of ... [Published Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 2 reports

60% of Japanese Support Whale Hunting – Poll

MOSCOW, April 22 (RIA Novosti) – Over 60 percent of the Japanese population supports the country’s whaling program, even though only 14 percent consume whale meat, according to a recent opinion poll conducted by the Asahi Shimbun newspaper.The survey ... [Published Russia Profile - Apr 22 2014]
Entities: Japan, Fisheries, Forestry
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated Apr 20 2014 - 3 reports

UN Ruling Decreases Whale Target of Japan

The United Nations International court ruled Tokyo’s controversial whaling activities in the Southern Ocean as commercial activity disguised as science, leading Japan to state that it will decrease the number of target whales during its Pacific Ocean ... [Published Kicker Daily News - Apr 20 2014]
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated Apr 20 2014 - 2 reports

Japan's whalers expect to return to Antarctic

Japan's whalers expect to return to the Antarctic, despite losing an International Court of Justice (ICJ) case Australia brought against them that bans their hunt.Tokyo's Institute of Cetacean Research wants to go back to the Southern Ocean for a continuing ... [Published WA Today - Apr 19 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 7 reports

Japan to conduct annual whaling despite international ban

Japan says it would go ahead with its annual Northwest Pacific whaling campaign this year, despite an international court ruling against the program last month. But it will be doing it in a sharply scaled down form.The Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, ... [Published CNTV - Apr 19 2014]
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 1 reports

World news briefs: 4/19/14

Japan to resume whale huntingTOKYO -- Japan said Friday that it would resume its controversial research whaling in the Southern Ocean next year under a redesigned program that would address objections raised by an international court.In a statement, Minister ... [Published Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Apr 19 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 2 reports

Japan to redesign whale hunt

:05:40 A A- A+ Japan said Friday it would redesign its controversial Antarctic whaling mission in a bid to make it more scientific, after a United Nations court ruled it was a commercial hunt masquerading as research. The bullish response, which could ... [Published Financial Express Bangladesh - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 12 reports

Japan to continue northwest Pacific whaling

Japan's government says it has decided to go ahead with research whaling in the northwest Pacific Ocean but that it will reduce the number of its catches.Japan has already cancelled its whaling in the Antarctic Ocean for this year, in line with a ruling ... [Published NHK - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 2 reports

Japan postpones whale hunt until after Obama visit

TOKYO (April 17): Japan has delayed the start of its next "research" whaling mission by a few days, an official said Thursday, amid media speculation the postponement was to avoid a clash with a visit by US President Barack Obama.A ruling late last month ... [Published FZ.com - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 6 reports

World's Top 10 Whaling Countries after Japan Ban

Workers butcher a Baird's Beaked whale at Wada port in Minamiboso, southeast of Tokyo ReutersThe International Court of Justice (ICJ) recently ordered Japan to halt its controversial Antarctic whaling program. The court in The Hague, Netherlands, ruled ... [Published International Business Times UK - Apr 04 2014]
First reported Mar 31 2014 - Updated Apr 01 2014 - 38 reports

Sea change for whaling

In what is being lauded as a ''landmark'' decision, theInternational Court of Justice in The Hague has ruled Japan'scontroversial whaling programme in the Southern Ocean wasillegal, and ordered it to stop its operations in theAntarctic immediately.The ... [Published Otago Daily Times - Apr 01 2014]
First reported Mar 30 2014 - Updated Mar 31 2014 - 35 reports

Japan's whaling past

Whale hunting has been practised in Japan since the 12th century, but a UN order to end its annual Antarctic hunt could mean the end of the controversial practice The United Nations has Whaling has been around for centuries. One of the oldest known techniques ... [Published Telegraph - Mar 31 2014]

Quotes

Take the following, from Nicholas of Cusa's On God as Not-Other, dating from around 1462: "I shall speak and converse with you on the following condition: viz., that unless you are compelled by reason, you will reject as unimportant everything you will hear from me."
But Japan's minister of agriculture, forestry and fisheries, Yoshimasa Hayashi, said Friday the government would "submit a new research programme by this autumn to the International Whaling Commission IWC), reflecting the criteria laid out in the verdict"
Tokyo's agent at the court, Koji Tsuruoka, said: "As a state that respects the rulerule of law, the order of international law and as a responsible member of the global community, Japan will abide by the decision of the court."
"We have come to the conclusion (to continue whaling) after carefully examining the ruling" said Japan's Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi, adding the government plans to reduce the number of whales caught this fiscal...

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Letters: Japan's whaling; bias in science [Published New Scientist - 19 hours ago]
Save the wild whales, too [Published Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal - Apr 22 2014]
60% of Japanese Support Whale Hunting – Poll [Published Russia Profile - Apr 22 2014]
Sixty percent of Japanese support whale hunt (AFP) [Published West Australian - Apr 22 2014]
Japan disappointed but conservationists cheer o... [Published WA Today - Apr 22 2014]
Last of the whalers [Published thestar.com.my - Apr 21 2014]
Japan Offers Compromises on Whaling Ban and Kee... [Published Lignet - Apr 20 2014]
UN Ruling Decreases Whale Target of Japan [Published Kicker Daily News - Apr 20 2014]
Japan Plans to Resume Whaling Program [Published Tempo.co - Apr 20 2014]
Japan's Whale Hunts in the Southern Ocean – The... [Published Softpedia - Apr 20 2014]
Govt moves to shield ‘whaling culture’ [Published The Japan News - Apr 19 2014]
Japan to continue whaling in Pacific despite st... [Published Voice of Russia - Apr 19 2014]
World news briefs: 4/19/14 [Published Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Apr 19 2014]
Japan's whalers expect to return to Antarctic [Published WA Today - Apr 19 2014]
Japanese whalers plan new Antarctic hunt [Published WA Today - Apr 19 2014]
Japan to conduct annual whaling despite interna... [Published CNTV - Apr 19 2014]
Japan strikes back on whaling [Published WA Today - Apr 19 2014]
Japan plans to resume whaling off Antarctica [Published TwinCities.com - Apr 19 2014]
Japan says it will resume whaling off Antarctica [Published Santa Fe New Mexican - Apr 18 2014]
Japan 'will continue' Pacific Ocean whaling [Published Morning Star Online - Apr 18 2014]
Japan to redesign Antarctic whale hunt after Un... [Published China Post - Apr 18 2014]
Japan Says It Will Temporarily Scale Back Whale... [Published KCLU - Apr 18 2014]
Last of the whalers [Published Sherman Denison Herald Democrat - Apr 18 2014]
Japan to launch Pacific whale hunt [Published BBC - Apr 18 2014]
Japan to redesign whale hunt [Published Financial Express Bangladesh - Apr 18 2014]
Japan aims to resume whaling in Antarctic [Published ABS-CBN News - Apr 18 2014]
Japan will conduct Pacific whale hunt in wake o... [Published TrustMedia - Apr 18 2014]
Japan to continue northwest Pacific whaling [Published NHK - Apr 18 2014]
Japan to redesign mission after UN court rules ... [Published Interaksyon - Apr 18 2014]
Japan to 'redesign' whale hunt in Antarctic [Published ABC Online - Apr 18 2014]
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How Japan Online Discussions on Whaling Get Twi... [Published Global Voices Online - Apr 18 2014]
Following   the International Court of Justice   ruling on March 31 that ordered Japan to halt what the country claims as ‘scientific research’  whale hunt in the Southern Ocean, Japan's e-commerce giant Rakuten has  asked its marketplace users to end ...
AP Analysis: Japan anti-whaling ruling saves fa... [Published MaritimeSecurity.Asia - Apr 13 2014]
TOKYO (AP) — The international court ruling against Japanese whaling last week may have given the government a convenient political out. The Antarctic program was nearly bankrupt, but if the government had overhauled it on its own, it would have incurred ...
World Maritime Brief, 04 April 2014 [Published MaritimeSecurity.Asia - Apr 05 2014]
Canada:   “Damage to HMCS Iroquois will restrict future missions” Ottawa Citizen, 03 April 2014 The air defence destroyer HMCS Iroquois was found to have sea movement-related stress fractures in its superstructure during an exercise off the US’ east ...
Victory for Whales! Japan Calls Off Its Annual ... [Published Switchboard, from NRDC - Apr 04 2014]
Peter Lehner, Executive Director, New York City Just last month, sitting in a small, low-lying fishing boat in pristine Laguna San Ignacio, Mexico, I came face-to-face with a 30-ton gray whale—one of the most magnificent creatures on Earth. These pristine ...
U.S. Navy Implicated in New Mass Stranding of W... [Published Switchboard, from NRDC - Apr 02 2014]
Michael Jasny, Senior Policy Analyst, Vancouver, B.C., and Santa Monica   Yesterday afternoon, while the U.S. and other navies played war games somewhere offshore, Cuvier’s beaked whales began stranding along the southern coast of Crete.  Those on the ...
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