Japan withdraws from IWC to resume commercial whale hunting

7/2/2019
(CNN) - For the whale hunters, the inaugural expedition was a big success. Hours after heading out to sea, their ships returned with the carcasses of ...
For the whale hunters, the inaugural expedition was a big success. Hours after heading out to sea, their ships returned with the carcasses of two ...
Hours after heading out to sea, their ships returned with the carcasses of two freshly harpooned minke whales, their huge, gaping maws draped off the ...
Commercial whaling was banned in a 1986 International Whaling Commission moratorium. However, Japan withdrew from the International Whaling ...
Whales were hunted to the brink of extinction until 1986, at which point a group of countries agreed to temporarily stop whaling for profit. It turned into ...
Yesterday, five whaling boats departed from the port of Kushiro in Hokkaido, Japan. When they returned later in the day, they carried with them two ...
Six months after announcing it would be breaking with the International Whaling Commission (IWC), Japan has officially resumed commercial whaling.
The return comes following Japan's departure from the International Whaling Commission (IWC) last September after the group voted down Japan's ...
Japan's first commercial whaling expedition in over 30 years has officially begun, and the five-vessel fleet has already caught their first whales.
For years, Japan exploited a loophole in international rules to continue hunting whales despite being a member of the International Whaling ...
Japan has officially relaunched its commercial whaling industry, sending the first vessels out to sea this month for the first time in 30 years. Animal ...
ALL pretence of being “scientific” has now been dropped. On 30 June, Japan formally left the International Whaling Commission (IWC), which sets ...
Japan has resumed commercial whaling after more than 30 years of adhering to a global ban on the practice. Japan, which has argued whaling is part ...
Japan resumed commercial whale hunting on Monday after a hiatus of more than 30 years, defying calls from conservation groups to protect animals ...
"We hope commercial whaling will be on track as soon as possible, contribute to local prosperity and carry on Japan's rich whale culture to the next ...
Over 30 years ago, a global ban on commercial whaling was agreed. It remains to this day possibly the biggest conservation success of all time ...
After more than three decades of limiting whale hunts to only “scientific purposes,” the Land of the Rising Sun has decided to officially resume the ...
The Yomiuri Shimbun Monday marked the resumption of Japan's commercial whaling after a 31-year hiatus. It was a moment that people in the ...
7/1/2019
Fisheries Agency officials said the whale meat would be auctioned at a local fish market on Thursday and later hit stores, mainly in the region but ...
Japanese whalers returned to port Monday with their first catch after resuming commercial whaling for the first time in 31 years, achieving the ...
Whalers can now legally hunt for minke, Bryde's and sei whales - all protected by the International Whaling Convention and at risk of endangerment ...
Japan resumes commercial whaling after three-decade break ... JAPAN has resumed commercial whaling after 31 years, meeting a long-cherished ...
In the UK, the Whale and Dolphin Conservation said the move was “bizarre”. It said consumption of whale meat in Japan had declined by almost 99 ...
Japan resumed commercial whaling yesterday after three decades of abstaining from the practice in accordance with guidelines set by the ...
WATCH: Japan resumes commercial whaling after 31 years WARNING: Video contains disturbing images. Viewer discretion is advised.
Japan has reeled in its first commercial whaling haul in more than three decades, much to the displeasure of Australia and other anti-whaling ...
Meat from the whale, one of two minkes caught by boats from Kushiro on Monday, will be sold mostly at auctions in local markets later in the week, ...
A member of civic group holds a sign during a rally against Japan's commercial whaling near the Japanese embassy in Seoul, South Korea, ...
Japan stopped commercial whaling in 1988 after the International Whaling Commission, or IWC, banned the killing of whales. However, last ...
Japanese whalers returned to port Monday with their first catch after resuming commercial whaling for the first time in 31 years. A fleet of five boats left ...
Japan began commercial whaling Monday following a 30-year ban, after the country announced it would pull out of the International Whaling ...
A small Japanese fleet caught its first whales yesterday as Japan officially resumed its commercial whale hunts after more than three decades.
The first commercial whale hunt since 1988 took place in Japan on Monday. Japan pulled out last December from the International Whaling ...
The resumption of whaling has been controversial outside Japan, drawing criticism from activists and anti-whaling countries, and whaling communities ...
IWC members had agreed to an effective ban on whale hunting, but Japan has long argued it is possible to hunt whales in a sustainable way.
Japan's six-month notice to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission (IWC) took effect on Sunday, and yesterday whaling boats embarked ...
Japan has officially resumed commercial whaling today (July 1) after more than 30 years of limiting whale hunts to "scientific" purposes — a policy that ...
One of three species Japan has targeted in resuming commercial whaling is threatened with extinction, and sub-populations of the other two are ...
Today, Japan has begun hunting whales after refraining from the cruel practice for more than 30 years. The country broke with international policy ...
Workers in blue overalls celebrated with sake as two minke whales were lifted from boats by crane and placed on the back of a truck to transport them ...
Japan has resumed commercial whaling in the country for the first time in more than three decades — despite outrage from activists over the practice.
Nicola Beynon, of the Humane Society International, accused Japan of a “new and shocking era of pirate whaling, adding: “This is a sad day for whale ...
For the first time in more than 30 years, Japan has authorised ships to embark on a commercial whale hunt. The hunters will be permitted to kill up to ...
SHOULD WHALES be hunted for profit? Japan is one of a handful of countries that says yes. In December the country announced it was leaving the ...
Japan has officially reopened its commercial whaling industry after more than three decades, killing two grey minke whales within the first 24 hours, ...
Japan has officially started whale hunting again after a 30-year ban on the practice. Shocking images of the first whales caught today show the marine ...
The Whale and Dolphin Conservation today criticised Japan's move to ... town known for whaling but gained notoriety for also hunting dolphins.
TOKYO — Japan on Monday resumed commercial whale hunting after a hiatus of more than 30 years, defying calls from conservation groups to ...
Minke whale caught in Japan after 31-year ban lifted ... A Japanese whaling ship returned with its first-caught minke whale, on the same day a 31-year ...
A crane lifted the whales and slowly placed them on the back of a truck to be taken to a portside factory for processing. Workers in blue plastic overalls ...
The hunt marked the official resumption of Japan's commercial whaling industry after 31 years - and, with it, new controversy about the country's ...
Japan begins first commercial whale hunt in more than 30 years ... for commercial whaling, including minkes, sei whales and Bryde's whales, is 227 ...
The whale is one of two whales that were caught on the same day when Japan resumed commercial whaling following a pause of more than 30 years.
Five small boats set out from Japan's northern port of Kushiro on Monday with a simple aim: to find and kill minke whales. By 5 p.m., they had their first ...
Japan's factory whaling mothership, the 'Nisshin Maru' has scrubbed 'research' from its hull and set out to sea as part of the country's resumption of ...
From whales to dolphins, seals, sharks and other ocean animals this page ... Here's the current list: Atlantic white-sided dolphin, beluga whale, blue ...
“We hope commercial whaling will be on track as soon as possible, contribute to local prosperity and carry on Japan's rich whale culture to the next ...
Japan recently left the International Whaling Commission (IWC) and has now caught the first whale in its waters since resuming commercial whaling, ...
Japan resumed commercial whaling for the first time in more than three decades — despite low demand and condemnation from conservationists.
Commercial whaling in Japan has returned after the country lifted its 31-year-long ban. Five fishing boats were seen leaving a port in Kushiro in ...
Commercial whaling ships set sail from Japan Monday for the first time in more than 30 years, The Guardian reported.
Japanese commercial ships hunting whales for the first time in more than three decades caught at least two minke whales Monday and hoped to ...
Five small ships sailed out of the harbour on Monday in Japan's first commercial whale hunt in more than three decades, a move that has aroused ...
A captured Minke whale is unloaded after commercial whaling at a port in Kushiro, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan on Jul 1, 2019. (Photo: Reuters).
Japan's whaling fleet broke an international moratorium and set sail for its first commercial hunts in 31 years on Monday, with departure ceremonies at ...
Five small Japanese whaling ships set sail for the first time in more than three decades Monday following that country's controversial decision to ...
6/30/2019
Japan says most whale species are not endangered and that eating whale is part of its culture. The country has long campaigned without success for ...
Whaling ships set sail Monday on the first commercial hunts in decades, as Japan brushed aside global outrage over its decision to resume what ...
Five Japanese whaling vessels have set sail for the country's first commercial hunt in decades, in defiance of international criticism. The whaling ships ...
Japan has long said few whale species are endangered, and news in December that it was leaving the International Whaling Commission (IWC) to ...
TOKYO (AP) — Japan has resumed commercial whaling after 31 years, meeting a long-cherished goal of traditionalists that's seen as a largely lost ...
A fleet of whaling ships left port on Monday at the start of Japan's first commercial whaling season in more than three decades, officials say.
KUSHIRO, Japan (Reuters) - Five small ships sailed out of harbor on Monday in Japan's first commercial whale hunt in more than three decades, ...
Astrid Fuchs of the Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC) said in December that Japan's decision was “devastating news” for whales. She noted ...
Japan has officially resumed commercial whaling after a 31-year hiatus, with plans to catch 227 whales this year. Japanese whaling ships were set to ...
Five other smaller ships will stay closer to the coast but also hunt minkes, in addition to Baird's beaked whales and dolphins that they used to catch ...
TOKYO — Japan has resumed commercial whaling after 31 years, meeting a long-cherished goal of traditionalists that's seen as a largely lost cause.
The government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe first announced the country's withdrawal from the international convention on whaling last December, ...
Japanese fishermen have set sail to hunt whales commercially for the first time in more than three decades, after Tokyo's controversial decision to ...
The launch of five boats comes after Tokyo's controversial decision to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission (IWC) on June 30 last year.
The boats have come from different parts of the country, including Taiji, an area known for dolphin hunts. Japanese whaling ships anchored at a port in ...
Japanese whaling fleets set sail Monday to hunt whales for commercial purposes for the first time in 31 years, a day after Tokyo formally left the ...
The nation will resume commercial whaling on July 1 after announcing last year that it was leaving the International Whaling Commission. The hunt ...
Japanese fishermen set sail on Monday to hunt whales commercially for the first time in 31 years after Tokyo's controversial withdrawal from the ...
KUSHIRO, Japan: Japanese fishermen will set sail on Monday (Jul 1) to hunt whales commercially for the first time in more than three decades, after ...
The boats have come from different parts of the country, including Taiji, an area known for dolphin hunts. Another flotilla of ships that once carried out ...
But in Japan, whaling communities hailed the return of the practice, with Tokyo defending it as a tradition that should not be subject to outside ...
Japan exited the International Whaling Commission last year, announcing it would resume commercial whaling banned by the organization on July 1.
Japan is slated to resume commercial whaling Monday, clashing with an international moratorium that has stopped the practice by most countries for ...
Japan withdrew from the International Whaling Commission on Sunday and will resume commercial whaling on Monday for the first time in 31 years.
A Minke whale being lifted by a crane during the North Pacific research whaling programme at the Kushiro port in Kushiro, Hokkaido, in 2017.
Crews of several Japanese whaling ships were preparing their vessels in the northern port city of Kushiro on Sunday, a day before they were due to ...
The IWC imposed a commercial moratorium in the 1980s due to a dwindling whale population. Japan switched to what it called research whaling but ...
TOKYO, June 30 (Xinhua) -- Japan will resume commercial whaling Monday amid criticism from anti-whaling states and environmental groups after ...
From today, Japan's whalers are officially permitted to hunt and kill whales following Tokyo's controversial decision to quit an international ban on ...
Captured short-finned pilot whales are seen on the deck of a whaling ship at Taiji Port in Japan's oldest whaling village of Taiji, 420km southwest of ...
For many whales off the coasts of Japan soon to hit the last hour. While the high-tech Land this Friday and Saturday as host of the G20, presented the ...
Japan is preparing to resume commercial whaling after a gap of more than 30 years. Tokyo says some species have now recovered enough and it no ...
Whaling ships which are set to join the resumption of commercial whaling at anchor at a port in Kushiro, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan, on June 30, ...
KUSHIRO, Japan (Reuters) - Japanese whaling ships prepared on Sunday to set to sea, with crews gathering on decks in a northern port a day ahead ...
A global whaling moratorium was imposed in 1986, but Japan then began what it called ... Mr Kusakari said he ate whale maybe once or twice a year.
Japanese whaling ships prepared on Sunday to set to sea, with crews gathering on decks in a northern port a day ahead of Japan's first commercial ...
6/29/2019
In a polarizing move, Japan will resume commercial whaling Monday following its withdrawal from the International Whaling Commission, breaking ...
TOKYO: Japanese fishermen set sail on Monday to hunt whales commercially for the first time in more than three decades after Tokyo's controversial ...
TOKYO (AFP) - Japanese fishermen will set sail on Monday (July 1) to hunt whales commercially for the first time in more than three decades after ...
Japanese fishermen set sail on Monday to hunt whales commercially for the first time in more than three decades after Tokyo's controversial ...
Japan withdrew from the International Whaling Commission on Sunday after more than 60 years of membership, as it plans to resume commercial ...

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