Observer reports of whale and dolphin abuse on MSC-certified fishing vessels are routinely ignored, a new Shark Guardian report has revealed.
WCA partners with Seably to protect whales from ship strikes
More maritime professionals will learn how to minimise the threat of ship strikes by taking our training on the Seably platform!
Japan’s new whaling ‘mother ship’ is the mother of all mistakes
The WCA condemns Japan’s new commercial whaling ‘mother ship’, which is inhumane and unjustifiable.
Lindblad Expeditions becomes first ‘Whale Aware’ cruise line
Lindblad Expeditions will be the first cruise company to use the WCA’s ‘Becoming ‘Whale Aware” course to train their bridge crew to minimise ship strikes.
WCA partners with Ocean Technologies Group to reduce ship strikes
Our ‘Becoming ‘Whale Aware” online course will now be available to more than a million seafarers, thanks to a new partnership with OTG!
UK must tackle bycatch in practice, not just on paper
Despite publishing its much-delayed Bycatch Mitigation Initiative, the UK seems no closer to taking meaningful action on cetacean bycatch.
Solving the climate crisis by saving whales
Global leaders must recognise how vital whales are – for the climate and our future.
Fisheries that deliberately kill marine mammals will still be MSC-certified
The WCA is deeply disappointed that the Marine Stewardship Council will continue to certify fisheries that deliberately kill and harass marine mammals.
Faroe Islands remain committed to dolphin slaughter
The WCA is deeply disappointed that the Faroe Islands will not be banning their dolphin hunts after reviewing the cruel practice.
Cruel experiments on minke whales in Norway
The WCA is horrified that inhumane experiments on minke whales in Norway, which we opposed last year, have now restarted for a second season