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How Japan’s whaling industry is trying to convince people to eat whales

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Concerns grow over orca capture rumours

WDC is very concerned at reports that three orcas have been captured in Russia’s Sea of Okhotsk by the same company that captured a female orca, Narnia, in 2012. Narnia is being held at the Seaside dolphinarium in Nakhodka in Far East Russia. She is one of 45 orcas being held in 11 facilities in seven countries around the world. 

Every year, the Russian government gives quotas for the capture of orcas in its Far East waters. This year’s quota is 10. 

Since 1999, the Far East Russia Orca Project (FEROP) has been studying orcas off Kamchatka in Far East Russia. Its work is vitally important to demonstrate the impact of any captures on Russia’s orca populations and help encourage an end to orca captures in Russia. 

About Cathy Williamson

Cathy Williamson was policy manager of our End Captivity Programme until July 2021.