Japanese 2021 whale hunt numbers announced

The Japanese government has released quota numbers for its 2021 whale hunting season. The number of whales it has set for slaughter will total 383, which is broken down into 171 minke whales, 187 Bryde’s whales and 25 Sei Whales. >> read more …

Why we need to expose the lies and stop Norwegian whaling

Despite the extinction emergency, the climate crisis and the pandemic, Norway’s government and its whaling industry are encouraging more whale hunting and promoting the consumption of whale meat. Now, more than ever, we need to look behind the curtain and expose the untruths that this cruel and devastating industry is built upon. >> read more … Meer lezen

Norway’s 2020 Whaling Season is Deadliest in Years

Norwegian whalers slaughtered more whales in 2020 than in each of the last three years, according to statistics released today by the Fishermen’s Sales Organization (Råfisklaget). A total of 481 minke whales have been killed so far this year—52 more than last year—and the whaling season is still underway. >> read more …

Iceland: No Whaling this Summer

No whaling will be conducted in Icelandic waters this summer, Morgunblaðið reports. According to Kristján Loftsson, CEO of Iceland’s only whaling company, Hvalur hf., the main reason for this is tough market conditions in Japan. This will be the second year in a row that the company conducts no whaling. >> read more …

Rusland wil ondanks belofte weer orka’s en beloega’s vangen

Amper een half jaar na de vrijlating van de laatste walvissen uit de walvisgevangenis heeft Rusland alweer plannen om opnieuw orka’s, beloega’s, walrussen en andere zeezoogdieren te vangen. Dit bleek uit een openbare aankondiging van het VNIRO, het Russische onderzoeksinstituut voor visserij en oceanografie. >> lees verder …

Why was whaling so big in the 19th century?

Humans have long relied on whales for improving their lives. In the 19th century, whale populations were driven to the brink of extinction because of the demand for whale oil to light homes across America. >> read more …

Whaling in Japan

On July 1st 2019, Japan resumed commercial whaling after leaving the International Whaling Commission (IWC). Japanese whaling vessels set sail to hunt a quota of 52 minke whales, 187 Bryde’s whales and 25 sei whales for this year. >> read more …

Whaling in Norway

Whalers in Norway continue to carry out commercial whaling despite falling demand for whale meat and a decline in the number of boats hunting each year. >> read more …