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[Food Trek] Kochi Celebrates its Whale Cuisine and 400 Years of Whaling 

Endangered Gray Whale Bones Unearthed as Students and Researchers Take On Super Science Project

[Food Trek] Hakodate, Where Whale Soup is a New Year’s Dish and Every Household has its Own Recipe

IWC68: ‘Sustainable Use’ is the Next Challenge (Part 4 of 4)

IWC68: New Contested Issues Emerging from the South (Part 3 of 4)

IWC68: An International Whaling Commission in Crisis (Part 2 of 4)

IWC68: Reflections on the Future of the International Whaling Commission (Part 1 of 4)

NAMMCO at 30: A Global Showcase of Marine Mammal Delicacies (Part 3 of 3)

NAMMCO At 30: Marine Mammals in Cultural Traditions and Identity (Part 2 of 3)

It is not whaling that is threatening the handful of whale species that are endangered at present, such as the vaquita in the Gulf of California and the large North Atlantic right whale. Rather, bycatch of other fisheries, ship strikes, and development in the seas they inhabit are what threatens them ... Science is meant to be utilized to solve real-life problems, not fantasies.
— Hajime Ishikawa, Shimonoseki Academy of Marine Science, Former Cruise Leader of Antarctic Whaling Fleet [Read More]

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Whaling in Focus

A new chapter for Japanese Whaling

After decades of deadlock in the International Whaling Commission, in 2019 Japan began commercial whaling for the first time in over 30 years...

Researchers' View

Scholars on Whaling

Largely unheard in the English-speaking world, prominent scientists, scholars, and writers give their opinions about the global whaling controversy...

Whale Research Drone ‘Asuka’ Debuts at Japan Drone Exhibition

The use of the Asuka drone allows researchers to identify whales even in the midst of ice floes, where research vessels are unable to go.

Audience Choice: New Accolades for Bon Ishikawa’s Indigenous Whaling Film ‘Lamafa’

Lamafa, an independent documentary about traditional life in a distant Indonesian whaling village, has continued to

Taiji and the Liberal Dolphin Party

Behind the clump of panicked dolphins, a row of Japanese fishing boats and skiffs appeared, the low thump of their engines rolling in on the sea breeze.

Dancing With the Evil Fishermen of Taiji

The town I was supposed to cover was called Taiji. It was the subject of a documentary called The Cove, which was up for an Academy Award. My bosses wanted someone to be there in case it won, to get the town’s side of the story.

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