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japan's commercial whaling bid blocked at iwc




japan's determined bid to return to commercial whale hunting was blocked by anti-whaling nations in a tense vote friday at the international whaling commission meeting in brazil.



whale meet nations in flare up over brazil project




september 13, 2018 japan is proposing a "way forward" package which envisages a twin-track future of conservation and commercial whaling which would be managed by a new "sustainable whaling committee" supporters and opponents of whale hunting were at loggerheads late wednesday at a meeting of the 8...



australia resists japan's 'scientific' whaling push




australia will continue to oppose all forms of commercial and so-called 'scientific' whaling, despite fresh efforts by japan to resume its program.the japan fisheries agency wants a meeting of the international whaling commission in september to allow the capture of some "abundant" whale species.env...



showdown looms over japan's plan for commercial whale hunting




pro- and anti-whaling nations are set for a showdown when the international whaling commission (iwc) meets in brazil from monday as japan leads an assault on a three-decade old moratorium on commercial whale hunting.tokyo heads into the biennial meeting as chair of the 88-nation body determined to s...



japan proposal to end commercial whaling ban faces pushback




japan proposed an end to a decades-old ban on commercial whaling at an international conference monday, arguing there is no longer a scientific reason for what was supposed to be a temporary measure.but the proposal faces stiff opposition from countries that argue that many whale populations are sti...



australia to oppose japanese push to resume commercial whaling




the morrison government has vowed to oppose a japanese push for commercial and 'scientific' whaling and is calling on other countries to join the fight.pacific minister anne ruston will attend the international whaling commission meeting in brazil this weekend but return to australia before it wraps...



japan proposes end to commercial whaling ban, faces pushback




september 11, 2018 by sarah dilorenzo in this oct. 11, 2017 file photo, a southern right whale glides in the waters off el doradillo beach, patagonia, argentina, during the annual whale migration from antarctica to argentina's patagonia to give birth and feed their offspring. japan is proposing an e...



australia prepares to block japanese bid to kill whales for profit




salesperson yoko yoshimura arranges cuts of raw whale meat at her shop at a port in shimonoseki, japan.photo: atsushi tsukadajapan’s plans must formally be lodged with the commission by july 12 ahead of the biennial meeting.japan will reportedly also seek a change to iwc voting rules whereby only ...



japan to seek partial resumption of commercial whaling




japan continues to kill whales as part of a 'scientific research' programme despite international criticism and makes no secret of the fact that meat from the expeditions ends up on dinner tablesjapan will seek a partial resumption of commercial whaling at a meeting of the international whaling comm...



japan kicks off pacific whaling campaign




japan is a signatory to the international whaling commission's moratorium on whale hunting, but uses a loophole in the temporary ban allowing for lethal scientific research. japan on wednesday kicked off a whaling campaign in the northwestern pacific, in a move sure to anger animal rights activists...



japan kills 333 whales in antarctic




tokyo: japan's whaling fleet has returned from its antarctic hunt in the name of scientific research with 333 minke whales, despite international criticism.the final three ships of the five-vessel fleet arrived at shimonoseki port on friday after the 83-day hunt in the southern ocean, japan's fishe...



pro- and anti- whaling nations set for clash in brazil




nations on either side of the whale hunting debate are set for a standoff as the international whaling commission (iwc) meets monday, with japan hoping to overturn the 32-year-old ban on commercial whale hunting.



presstv-japanese ships catch 177 whales in pacific ocean




a fleet of japanese whaling ships caught 177 minke and sei whales during a three-month tour of the northwestern pacific, the government said wednesday.the three-ship mission returned home as tokyo prepares to make its case to resume commercial whaling at a meeting of the international whaling commis...



japan kicks off pacific whaling campaign




japan on wednesday kicked off a whaling campaign in the northwestern pacific, in a move sure to anger animal rights activists and others calling for an end to the hunts.



presstv-122 pregnant minke whales killed in japan during hunting




japan killed 122 pregnant minke whales during a highly controversial annual whaling expedition that tokyo defends as scientific research but conservationists call "gruesome and unnecessary."the four-month expedition in the antarctic ended in march after the fleet killed 333 minke whales, according t...



japanese whalers return home with massive whale catch




the international court of justice ordered a suspension of japan's "scientific whaling" in 2014, which led the country to cut its whaling program.despite their relatively small size, only growing up to 10 metres in length, minke whales are categorised as great whales.loadingjapan still aims for the ...



plan for whale sanctuary in south atlantic defeated




edson duarte, brazil's environment minister, said he would not be deterred, even though the measure has repeatedly been defeated.loading"we will work in other meetings of this commission this year to ensure that the sanctuary will finally be created," he said. "it so important for the conservation o...



pro-whaling countries block bid for atlantic sanctuary




pro-whaling nations on tuesday blocked a near two-decade effort to create a south atlantic haven for the endangered marine mammals, deepening divisions at an already fractious international whaling commission meeting in brazil.the south atlantic whale sanctuary was backed by 39 countries with 25 vot...



japan whale hunt killed 122 pregnant minkes




japan's four-month expedition in the antarctic ended in march after the fleet killed 333 minke whales, according to a report submitted by japanese authorities to the international whaling commission last monthjapan killed 122 pregnant minke whales during a highly controversial annual whaling expedit...



pro-hunting nations block whale sanctuary bid




pro-whaling nations on tuesday blocked a near two-decade effort to create a south atlantic haven for the endangered marine mammals, deepening divisions at an already fractious international whaling commission meeting in brazil.



japan whalers return from antarctic hunt after killing 333 whales




japanese whaling vessels returned to port on saturday after catching more than 300 of the mammals in the antarctic ocean without facing any protests by anti-whaling groups, officials said.



sea shepherd permanently abandons antarctic whaling face-off over japanese milit




the anti-whaling group sea shepherd says it has very little chance of success against japan's economic and military might.



japan whalers return from antarctic hunt after killing 333 whales




japan is a signatory to the international whaling commission moratorium on hunting, but exploits a loophole that allows whales to be killed for scientific researchjapanese whaling vessels returned to port on saturday after catching more than 300 of the mammals in the antarctic ocean without facing a...



presstv-japan kills 333 whales in one-year antarctic hunt




a japanese whaling fleet returned to port friday after an annual antarctic hunt that killed more than 300 of the mammals as tokyo pursues the program in defiance of global criticism.the fleet set sail for the southern ocean in november, with plans to slaughter 333 minke whales, flouting a worldwide ...



norway kicks off minke hunt, raises quota to 999 whales




norway on saturday kicked off its annual six-month whale hunting season with whalers allowed to kill an increased quota of 999 minke whales, up from 880 animals in 2016. the international whaling commission imposed a commercial ban on whaling in 1986, but norway objected. norwegian officials estimat...