Ocean reports

Front cover of our report entitled The Gorton's Family Whale Killing Business (2005)

The Gorton’s Family Whale Killing Business

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

Oceans Under Siege

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

Whale*Mart

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

Mercury Rising

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.