International Whaling Commission

Type: Organization
Name: International Whaling Commission (IWC)
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated 5 hours ago - 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 - 18 hours ago]
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated 20 hours ago - 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 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 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 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 10 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 15 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Japan plans to resume whaling in 2015

TOKYO, April 15 (UPI) -- Earlier this month, the International Court of Justice halted Japanese whaling, ruling it in violation of the 1986 moratorium on whaling.But late last week, Japan’s Institute of Cetacean Research (ICR) announced plans to renew ... [Published UPI - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Antiwhaling Activists: The Japanese Will Be Back

After more than a decade fighting the Japanese government’s whaling fleet in the waters off of Antarctica, the Australian branch of the environmental group Sea Shepherd is taking an extended break. Sea Shepherd Australia’s newest ship is now in Sydney, ... [Published BusinessWeek - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 13 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 2 reports

Time to take whale meat off the menu

The Straits TimesPublication Date : 13-04-2014Despite all the hand-wringing and loud complaints from politicians about failure to understand Japanese culture and tradition, the recent ban on so-called "scientific whaling" by Japan in the Antarctic may ... [Published Asia News Network - Apr 13 2014]
First reported Apr 13 2014 - Updated Apr 13 2014 - 1 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 Canberra Times - Apr 13 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]

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"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...
But Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson was sceptical. "They're going to do lethal whaling. They need the meat to send back to pay for it."
"As such Japan is under no legal obligation to suspend that program for the time being" Prof. Rothwell said

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Japan Offers Compromises on Whaling Ban and Kee... [Published Lignet - 5 hours ago]
UN Ruling Decreases Whale Target of Japan [Published Kicker Daily News - 18 hours ago]
Japan Plans to Resume Whaling Program [Published Tempo.co - 19 hours ago]
Japan's Whale Hunts in the Southern Ocean – The... [Published Softpedia - 20 hours ago]
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]
Japan cuts whaling targets after UN ruling [Published Al Jazeera - Apr 18 2014]
Japan will conduct Pacific whale hunt despite c... [Published TrustMedia - Apr 18 2014]
AFP - Japan-politics-whaling-conservation-redesign [Published Namibia Press Agency - Apr 18 2014]
AFP - Japan-politics-whaling-conservation-redes... [Published Namibia Press Agency - Apr 18 2014]
Japan to continue scientific whaling in Pacific... [Published XinMsn - Apr 18 2014]
How Japan Online Discussions on Whaling Get Twi... [Published Global Voices 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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