Ocean reports

Renegade Whaling

This report exposes how Iceland is defying international treaties to hunt endangered fin whales in a bid to create a new consumer market in Japan. it identifies wealthy Icelandic businessman Kristján Loftsson and his firm Hvalur hf as the driving force behind the bloody trade

Environmental Crime

A report showing the scale and impacts of environmental crime and calling for strong political will to tackle it as a matter of urgency. Environmental crimes broadly include: illegal trade in wildlife, smuggling of ozone- depleting substances, illicit trade in hazardous waste, illegal fishing and illegal logging

Poisonous Policies

A report revealing polluted whale, dolphin and porpoise products are still widely available in many parts of Japan. Some products tested were so polluted they could cause acute mercury poisoning from a single meal yet there is no legal provision to prohibit the sale of toxic whale meat

Front cover of our report entitled We Don't Buy It! Nippon Suisan, Maruha and Kyokuyo's continuing support for Japan's whaling

We don’t buy it!

For its entire history, Japan’s commercial whaling industry has been dominated by three companies, Maruha, Nippon Suisan and Kyokuyo. These three companies are now powerful multinational seafood enterprises with extensive commercial seafood distribution interests in the EU, the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand

Stop The Dall’s Disaster

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

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