Although commercial whaling
has been banned since 1986 under the International Whaling
Commission (IWC), over 25,000 whales have been killed since this ban came into force and more than 1,400 whales are expected to die this year alone.
"godfather," Seiji Ohsumi, directs the Institute of Cetacean Research (ICR), established when the whaling
moratorium took effect in 1987.
The agency was to catch up to 100 minke, 50 Bryde's and 10 sperm whales during this year's whaling
Administration, instead of unequivocally opposing commercial whaling
-- the position it is telling U.
Bryde's and sperm whales were hunted for the first time since 1987, the year Japan ended its commercial whaling
Norwegian scientists have suggested that a total ban on whaling
may even be preventing heavily depleted species from recovering.
industry has been suffering severely from the moratorium imposed by the International Whaling
Commission (IWC) -- which includes a ban on the hunt of its main catch, minke whales -- with whaling
stations forced to shut down one after another.
Seven of the eight great whale species decimated by whaling
are still on the Endangered Species List.
Recently there have been expressions in the Congress against whaling
as expressed in S.
Since the heyday of whaling
, however, scientists have grown curious about buoyancy changes underwater.
In the film, Berry plays Max, the only child of a whaling
The society has taken credit for sinking eight whaling
ships and for ramming seven whalers and driftnetters.