This video says about itself:
Whales With Names – Fin Whale and Calf
Fin whales are the second largest whales in the world. Japan thinks there are too many. They plan to kill a lot of them.
From the Sydney Morning Herald in Australia:
Iceland unveils steep whaling quota rise
January 28, 2009 – 3:19PM
But outgoing Fisheries Minister Einar Gudfinnsson said on Tuesday the government would follow the recommendations of the Marine Research Institute, which suggested a quota of 150 fin whales and 100 to 150 minke whales a year over the next five years.
“I think that whalers will be satisfied by this quota,” Gudfinnsson told AFP.
Gudfinnsson is a member of the centre-right Independence Party, whose coalition government with the left-leaning Social Democrats collapsed on Monday following protests over its handling of the economic crisis.
The Social Democrats and Left Greens, who oppose whaling, have been asked by President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson to form a new minority coalition after the one led by Prime Minister Geir Haarde, of the Independence Party, resigned.
Foreign Minister Ingibjoerg Solrun Gisladottir, the Social Democratic leader, had blasted Gudfinnsson in May for authorising whale hunting again this year.
“I hope that the minister who will replace Einar (Gudfinnsson) will have the courage to recall this decision,” said Arni Finnsson, of the Icelandic Natural Conservation.
Iceland and Norway are the only two countries in the world that authorise commercial whaling. Japan officially hunts whales for scientific purposes, although the whale meat is sold for consumption.
See also here.
Iceland’s Tourist Industry Condemns Whaling: here.
Iceland: whaling update March 2009: here.
Iceland urged to call off slaughter of endangered whales: here.
Whalergate – Secret Bush administration plan to legitimise Japanese whaling: here.
Why Japan’s whaling activities are not research: here.
Huge government subsidies for Norway & Japan whaling industries: here.
Dolphin strandings increase around the Cornish coast: here.
Two endangered Hector’s dolphins killed in fishing nets: here.
March 2012. Ecologists in New Zealand have shown for the first time that Marine Protected Areas – long advocated as a way of protecting threatened marine mammals – actually work. Their study, based on 21 years’ monitoring, reveals that a marine sanctuary off the coast of Christchurch has significantly improved survival of Hector’s dolphins – one of the rarest dolphins in the world: here.
September 2011: Measures to protect the world’s most endangered marine dolphins against fisheries bycatch are inadequate to prevent their extinction, an international marine conference has been told: here.