For the past quarter of a century, Japan’s Dall’s porpoise hunt has been the largest cetacean hunt in the world, with as many as 17,700 animals slaughtered each year. The self-set catch quotas are based on abundance estimates more than 15-years-old while the hunt itself is clearly unsustainable
In 2001, Japanese company Nissui, long involved with the large scale commercial hunting of great whales, purchased seafood giant Gorton’s, Inc of Gloucester, Massachusetts. Gorton’s, the leading retail distributor of frozen fish products in the US, plays an important role in the financial success of Nissui
A briefing on the impacts of environmental degradation on whales, dolphins and porpoises.Human activities now threaten whales, dolphins and porpoises the world over with increasing noise, high pollutant burdens, depleted food resources and long-term habitat disruption due to climate change
A briefing to the International Whaling Commission on the impacts of pollution on cetaceans and humans who consume cetacean products. Many whales and all dolphins and porpoises are significantly at risk from pollution as they are long-lived and slow breeding animals in the upper levels of the food web
Wal-Mart Stores Inc is the world’s largest retailer and in 2002 it purchased a 37 per cent stake in Seiyu Company of Japan, a major distributor of cetacean products to over 100 stores in Japan. This report calls on the Board of Directors of Wal-Mart to urge Seiyu to cease selling whale, dolphin and porpoise products
A report on the sale of polluted whale, dolphin and porpoise meat for human consumption in Japan. About one-third of products labelled as ‘whale’ found on Japanese supermarket shelves are likely to be dolphin, porpoise or small whales from the country’s coastal hunts.