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The International Whaling Commission is to discuss Japan’s alleged manipulation of whale catches. The closed-door science committee has received a report on Japan’s suspected underreporting of its coastal whale catches in the 1960s and 1970s. Full St

New Zealand yesterday outlined a new push for a whale sanctuary in the vast South Pacific Ocean, only two days ahead of the visit of the leader of Japan, its biggest pro-whaling opponent. Full Story: http://www.planetark.org/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsi

An international whaling meeting kicked off yesterday in a gritty fishing port in southern Japan, with the hosts hoping to win backing in their controversial quest for a resumption of commercial whaling. Full Story: http://www.planetark.org/dailynews

Yoshinori Shoji is a whaler, as his father and grandfather were before him, but his boat is now one of just a handful still working in Japan. Full Story: http://www.planetark.org/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/15639/story.htm

The Minister for the Marine, Mr Fahey, has approved the Development Plan for the Corrib gas field. Mr Fahey also gave his approval for an underwater structure on the continental shelf and an undersea pipeline between the gas field and Pollatomish at

In a race against tide and time Lorna Siggins, Marine Correspondent The pilot whales which survived a beaching on the Co Kerry coastline recently should be miles out at sea by now, oblivious to the row they have left behind. Questions are now being asked about the rescue effort, which once again exposed the State’s

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More than 20 pilot whales, including up to four young calves, were back at sea yesterday after they survived a dramatic beaching on the Kerry coastline. However, 18 whales died when they became stranded on Saturday morning at Aughacasla Strand near the Ma

As more dolphin bodies are washed ashore, WDCS, the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, has today revealed the latest evidence of the carnage to dolphins being caused in fishing nets in waters west of the British Isles. Irish research on a trial pelag