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More help for entangled whales thanks to project funding

A project to stop whale entanglement in fishing gear has received a huge boost thanks...

Iceland to monitor whale hunt cruelty

Following our call for an investigation into violations of the Icelandic Whaling and Animal Welfare...
Beluga whales in the wild

Beluga whale in River Seine dies after rescue attempt

A beluga whale that became trapped in the River Seine in France has sadly had...
Tilikum, the father of Nakai. © Paul Wigmore

Orca Nakai dies at SeaWorld San Diego

SeaWorld San Diego has announced the death of the orca Nakai. The 20-year-old male orca...

Grim tally mounts in Norway as minke whalers have their best season for years

The Norwegian Råfisklag (Fishermen’s Sales Association) reports that, as of Monday June 30th, 603 minke whales have been killed. Although the season is barely halfway through, the grim tally already exceeds last year’s total of 590 whales and once again, Norway has allocated itself a quota of 1,286 whales.

Råfisklag’s Deputy Director, Svein Ove Haugland, commented: “Last year we got the biggest catch since 2005. We see that there has been a positive development in the Norwegian whaling industry in recent years and this trend is continuing this year.”

The increased tally coincides with an intense marketing campaign funded by the Norwegian government to promote whale meat consumption to new sectors, including young people.

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About Vanessa Williams-Grey

Policy manager - Stop Whaling and Responsible Whale Watching