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whale

see CETACEAN.
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By 1987, when Japan began scientific whaling, 70 tonnes of the 1,873-tonne catch went unsold, and by last year, the Japan Times was reporting record levels of unsold whale meat, describing it as an industry "on life support".
"There is a commercial whaling moratorium in effect ...
Iceland's RUV television showed footage of a large fin whale being towed by the Hvalur 9 whaling boat.
Andy Ottaway, from Whalewatch, a coalition of over 140 animal welfare organizations, said, ''News that the Japan Whaling Association is sourcing new markets to promote their surplus whale meat proves to the international community that there is no significant demand for those products.''
A worldwide ban on commercial whaling came in in 1986 but the Japanese Government says it now hunts for scientific research.
Lucky Pierrot, the Japanese fast food chain in the whaling region of northern Japan, has put whale burger on the menu, and you can buy what might be called a 'big minke' burger topped with lettuce and mayo for about $AUS5.
The island state has resumed whaling for "scientific purposes" in spite of contrary indications in June 2003 from the International Whaling Commission (IWC).
Rose, a marine-mammal scientist with The Humane Society of the United States, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization opposed to commercial whaling. Most consumers can't distinguish the red steaks of small cetacean meat from those of baleen whale meat.
After Japan threatened to withdraw from the June International Whaling Commission meeting in Berlin over its whaling conservation platform, a Fisheries Ministry panel announced a solution to the mysterious natural phenomenon of beached whales: Eat them.
The International Whaling Commission (IWC) had a relatively slow start on the third day of its annual conference Wednesday, as members geared up for votes on such contentious issues as aboriginal whaling and a new management scheme later in the day.
New Zealand will push for whale protection at the next International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting to be held in Shimonoseki, western Japan, in May, Conservation Minister Sandra Lee said Friday.