National Jan 5, 2019

Japan's whaling decision could affect Alaska Native whalers

Japan's decision to leave the International Whaling Commission could have consequences on subsistence whaling by Alaska Natives. Japan announced last month that it's leaving the commission to resume commercial whaling for the first time in 30 years, Alaska's Energy Desk reported Friday. The international commission banned ...

Will Japan's decision to quit the IWC pay off?

National | FOCUS Dec 27, 2018

Will Japan's decision to quit the IWC pay off?

In its decision to quit the International Whaling Commission and resume commercial whaling, announced Wednesday, Japan prioritized the protection of the practice as part of the nation's traditional culture over the potential backlash it could face from the global community. Behind the government's decision were ...

National Dec 27, 2018

Anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd 'delighted' by Japan's IWC withdrawal

A U.S.-based marine wildlife conservation organization declared a "victory" in making the Antarctic Ocean a whaling-free zone after Japan announced its withdrawal from the International Whaling Commission to resume commercial catches in its economic zone in July. "Sea Shepherd's objective of ending the slaughter of ...