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Stop whaling

Feature story | May 7, 2004 at 0:00

The harpoons are ready, and the whaling season has begun. The Norwegian government plans to take 670 minke whales in the only openly-declared commercial whale hunt in the world, while the Japanese government aim to kill 210 minke, Bryde's, sei...

Iceland: Killing whales makes no economic sense

Feature story | February 3, 2009 at 13:52

Killing whales to save the economy? It sounds like a terrible idea. Last week, the Icelandic government resigned, following widespread protests over its handling of the financial crisis. On his way out the door, outgoing Fisheries Minister Einar...

Whaling fleets return with biggest catch in 15 years

Feature story | September 25, 2002 at 0:00

The Japanese and Norwegian whaling fleets have returned from their summer hunt in the north bringing their total catch this year to 1268 whales, more than any year since the commercial whaling ban was widely taken up. But there is also good news.

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