minke whales - updates

Rappler's latest stories on minke whales


Japan, West clash over 'cultural' whale hunts

Oct 26, 2016 - 11:10 PM

We are just asking for a small quota based on science and of particular species in particular water That s it Japanese official Joji Morishita tells the International Whaling Commission

Protestors hold up a placard reading 'It's time to take whale meat off the menu' as they demonstrate during the 66th International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Portoroz, Slovenia, on October 24, 2016. More than 80 nations will discuss the fate of the world's remaining whales, which are facing a multitude perils from meat hunters and ship strikes to getting snared in fishing gear. / AFP PHOTO / Jure MAKOVEC

Japan fleet kills 333 whales in Antarctic hunt

Mar 24, 2016 - 7:02 PM

Under the International Whaling Commission to which Japan is a signatory there is a moratorium on hunting whales since 1986 Japan persists in the practice using a loophole in the ban that allows for lethal research

DEAD WHALES. A handout image by Sea Shepherd Australia made available on January 7, 2013 shows three dead, protected Minke Whales on the deck of the Japanese Ship, Nisshin Maru in the Southern Ocean, Antarctica, January 5, 2013. File Photo by Tim Watters/Sea Shepherd/EPA

Japan cuts Antarctic whale quota

Nov 18, 2014 - 1:57 PM

The court says the controversial program which sees taxpayer subsidised Japanese boats harpooning the huge mammals and then selling on their meat supposedly as a by product is a commercial hunt masquerading as research

LESS WHALES HUNTED. A file picture dated 30 July 2009 shows fishermen peeling off the skin of a Baird's beaked whale at Wada Port, in Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Photo by Franck Robichon/EPA

Rappler Newscast | April 9, 2014

Apr 09, 2014 - 10:51 PM

Dismissed Chief Justice Corona abandons retirement pay claim MILF forms its own political party Japan kills 251 whales during final hunt