Tagged: whaling

Old ship log books dusted off for whale conservation - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin May 10, 2010

New Zealand and Australia are these days passionately opposed to commercial whaling, a stance that in recent weeks has put them at odds with significant trading partner Japan. But it wasn’t always that way – the 1830s and 1840s were the golden age of whaling in New Zealand and Australia as whalers, predominantly from America, took to our seas harpoon … Read More

Protected minke whales from unreported bycatch sold on Japanese markets - Chicken or Egg

Hilary Miller Sep 06, 2009

Japan kills over a hundred minke whales each year under the guise of “scientific whaling”, and much of the meat ends up in the commercial markets destined for Japanese dinner plates.  Now a study just published in Animal Conservation indicates that a similar number of whales are killed as “bycatch” in Japanese coastal waters, [...] … Read More

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