The Government of Japan has stated that it will abide by a ruling from the International Court of Justice to end the country’s whaling program in the Southern Ocean.
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Results for Whaling
Thursday 3 April 2014
Monday 6 January 2014
An anti-whaling organisation, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has today reported the sighting of whale poachers inside the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary (an area of the Pacific Ocean near Antarctica).
Wednesday 3 December 2008
Pago Pago, American Samoa
I am surprised that the Department of Commerce and the Government of Tonga have not taken the initiative to fight for Tonga to be able to get at least two whales a year for local consumption. - Mafi ‘o Amerika Samoa
Friday 13 June 2008
The Pacific Ocean is not what divides Pacific Islanders but instead what unites us and the Pacific Islands as a bloc needs to stand together now more than ever.
Tuesday 20 November 2007
The Japanese Whaling fleet left the port of Shimonoseki in Japan on Sunday the 18 November for the Antarctic to kill over 1000 whales in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary under the guise of 'scientific' whaling.
Tuesday 7 June 2005
Auckland, New Zealand
The Japanese government's announcement to increase its annual minke kill and include humpback and fin whales in its ...scientific research whaling programme is an outrage, says Melino Maka in Auckland.
Saturday 30 August 2003
“We have not been able to utilise the ocean’s prosperity and availability,” said the newly appointed Secretary for Fisheries, 46-year-old Manase Felemi. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
Saturday 10 July 1999
Three decades after Tonga banned whaling, in line with an international treaty, the taste of whale fat lingers on, and blubber enthusiasts joined the curious to watch a whale being butchered in Nuku‘alofa on July 10. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 3, July 1999.
Thursday 1 July 1999
Three native American whalers, Tom Happynook, his son Brian, and a cousin, Larry Johnson visited Nuku‘alofa during the second week of July, after visiting Australia and New Zealand. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 3, July 1999.