The new documentary Hunt for the Whalers, following EIA undercover investigators in Iceland and Japan, makes its UK premiere on Nat Geo Wild. Our visuals specialist Paul Redman was one of the team being filmed and here he reflects on almost of decade of campaigning and investigating in Japan
Iceland has dodged the bullet of US trade sanctions over its belligerent hunting of endangered fin whales. However it’s not unreasonable to expect diplomatic attention will be focused on its whaling activities in the coming months. Iceland is the only country to actually expand commercial whaling in recent years
The Nat Geo Wild film about our investigation into the trade in Icelandic fin whale in Japan aired in the US on Tuesday. The investigations we did in Iceland and Japan now feel like a distant memory; so much has happened since, although I believe as these things go the film was actually put together in record time
Iceland is the only country to actually expand commercial whaling in recent years, killing 273 endangered fin whales in 2009-10. More than 1,200 tonnes of fin whale meat and blubber, worth an estimated $17 million, has been shipped to Japan since 2008. Several thousand tonnes remain in Iceland, awaiting shipment
EIA came to the annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Jersey with a new report on Iceland’s whaling and trade in whale products, determined to ensure that IWC member countries recognise and respond to Iceland’s whaling
Our Cetaceans Campaigner, Clare Perry, reports on a visit to Japan to document the Dall's porpoise hunt and survey local supermarkets for porpoise meat. While it seems catches have reduced in recent years, more information is required and we will continue to try to establish a dialogue with Japanese authorities.