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This page will attempt to compile catch statistics and fisheries data for small cetaceans taken during drive hunts. Data is gathered from land-based observer reports and from official progress reports released by the National Research Institute of Far Seas Fisheries (NRIFSF) of the Fisheries Research Agency of Japan (FRA) and the Fisheries Agency of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, the Government of Japan.

Please note that seasonal numbers do not represent official catch statistics but rather estimates as given by witnesses on site. Some discrepancies between this data and the official catch statistics are to be expected.

Ceta-Base would like to thank the countless volunteers who currently (and in season’s past) perform the unimaginable task of bearing witness through groups such as Sea Shepherd Cove Guardians, Dolphin Project and to those non-affiliated. Daily reports provided by witnesses on the ground were crucial to compiling this record.

Current Season | 2017/2018

2017/2018 Season (01 Sep 2017 – ?? ??? 2018)

The table below will attempt to compile seasonal catch statistics gathered from land-based observer reports that are posted via volunteer groups (Dolphin Project) on the ground in Taiji.

A breakdown of each year’s hunt and the results by the day will be recorded. Pod size estimates will be rounded up, for example, if 20-25 animals are reported, 25 will be noted in the table. The estimated numbers and other details (when available) will appear in the notes below each season’s table.

2017/2018 Drive Hunt Quota | 1,940 Animals from Nine Species

Species# Caught# Killed# Live-Capt# ReleasedTotal TakeQuota# More AllowedKeyword
Pacific white-sided000 caught000 killed000 live-captured000 released000 total takequota = 134134 more allowed2017-2018
Striped000 caught000 killed000 live-captured000 released000 total takequota = 450450 more allowed2017-2018
Pantropical spotted000 caught000 killed000 live-captured000 released000 total takequota = 400400 more allowed2017-2018
Bottlenose000 caught000 killed000 live-captured000 released000 total takequota = 414414 more allowed2017-2018
Risso's007 caught006 killed001 live-captured000 released007 total takequota = 251244 more allowed2017-2018
Pilot, Short-finned079 caught021 killed003 live-captured044 released035 total takequota = 101066 more allowed2017-2018
False killer whale000 caught000 killed000 live-captured000 released000 total takequota = 070070 more allowed2017-2018
Rough-toothed000 caught000 killed000 live-captured000 released000 total takequota = 020020 more allowed2017-2018
Melon-headed000 caught000 killed000 live-captured000 released000 total takequota = 100100 more allowed2017-2018
*caught = total animals driven, take = #’s of animals killed or live-captured, it does not include released animals.

2017/2018 Season Drive Hunt Results & Catch Statistics | Taiji, Japan (01 Sep 2017 – ?? ??? 2018)

Since 01 September 2017, a total of 52 small cetaceans from two species have been driven into the cove in Taiji, Japan. Of this total, 27 were slaughtered, 1 died, 4 were taken as live-capture and 20 were released.  It should be noted that released animals do not count against the quota and post-release mortality is not monitored or counted, released animals also include juveniles and, in some cases, dependent calves.  Species captured, sold & killed include: Risso’s dolphins (Grampus griseus) and short-finned pilot whales (Globicephala macrorhychus).  For more details, please see the 2017/2018 Season Notes

Totals are recorded in the following categories:

Driven – number of animals driven, the total pod size
Kill – number of animals taken via slaughter, killed on site and taken to the butcherhouse (counts towards quota)
Died – number of animals that died during capture or after live-capture, taken to the butcherhouse (counts towards quota)
Capt. – number of animals taken as live-capture for marine parks (counts towards quota)
Release  – number of animals released following slaughter & selection (does not count towards quota)
Other – number of animals that died during capture, but who were not slaughtered or processed (does not count towards quota)

 

Last updated: 2017-09-30 21:06:53

Date:Sort RefSpecies:DrivenKillDied:Capt.ReleaseOtherKeyword (Invisible)
27-Sep-201720170927Pilot, Short-finned35101024020172018-season
21-Sep-201720170921Risso's76010020172018-season
03-Sep-201720170903Pilot, Short-finned44201320020172018-season

 

2017/2018 Notes:

2017-Sep-28: 10 pilot whales slaughtered, 1 died during capture, the remaining animals were released.
2017-Sep-27: 
35 short-finned pilot whales driven, held overnight.
2017-Sep-21: 7
 Risso’s dolphins driven (amended from previous estimate of 6-8).
2017-Sep-04:
10 pilot whales slaughtered, 3 juveniles taken as live capture.  The whales were driven on 3-Sep.
2017-Sep-03:
 44 short-finned pilot whales driven and held overnight (Dolphin Project).  34 originally reported, this was amended.

Archived Seasons

Previous season’s drive hunt results will be archived here , the numbers were gathered from land-based observer reports posted via volunteer advocacy groups (Sea Shepherd, Dolphin Project, Save Japan Dolphins, etc) on the ground in Taiji. The archives include seasons 2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2012/2013 & 2014/2015.

A breakdown of each year’s hunt and the results by the day will be recorded. Pod size estimates will be rounded up, for example, if 20-25 animals are reported, 25 will be noted in the table. The estimated numbers and other details (when available) will appear in the notes below each season’s table.

2016/2017 Season (01 Sep 2016 – ?? ??? 2017)

Since 01 September 2016, a total of 1,282 dolphins from 05 species have been driven into the cove in Taiji, Japan. Of this total, 595 were slaughtered, 448 were released and 232 have been taken as live-capture.  In addition to these numbers, at least 07 animals have died following capture – these animals are listed as “Other” due to indirect or incidental death.  Released animals have included dependent juveniles and calves.

Species captured, sold & killed include: bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus gilli), pantropical spotted dolphins (Stenella attenuata), Risso’s dolphin (Grampus griseus), short-finned pilot whales (Globicephala macrorhychus) and striped dolphins (Stenella coeruleoalba).

For more details, please see the 2016/2017 Season Notes.  Results by species (to date) are listed below.

Last updated: 2017-09-30 21:06:53

2016/2017 Drive Hunt Quota | 1,820 Animals from Seven Species

Species# Caught# Killed# Live-Capt# ReleasedTotal TakeQuota# More AllowedKeyword
Pacific white-sided020 caught000 killed000 live-captured000 released020 total takequota = 134114 more allowed2016-2017
Striped305 caught305 killed000 live-captured000 released305 total takequota = 450145 more allowed2016-2017
Pantropical spotted170 caught000 killed032 live-captured135 released035 total takequota = 400365 more allowed2016-2017
Bottlenose469 caught000 killed179 live-captured286 released183 total takequota = 414231 more allowed2016-2017
Risso's259 caught248 killed000 live-captured011 released248 total takequota = 251003 more allowed2016-2017
Pilot, Short-finned059 caught042 killed001 live-captured016 released043 total takequota = 101058 more allowed2016-2017
False killer whale000 caught000 killed000 live-captured000 released000 total takequota = 070070 more allowed2016-2017
*caught = total animals driven, take = #’s of animals killed or live-captured, it does not include released animals.

2016/2017 Drive Hunt Results & Catch Statistics | Taiji, Japan

Date:Sort RefSpecies:DrivenKillDied:Capt.ReleaseOtherKeyword (Invisible)
27-Feb-201720170227Spotted, Pantropical1000-1783020162017-season
19-Feb-201720170219White-sided, Pacific200-200020162017-season
16-Feb-201720170216Risso's118-03020162017-season
14-Feb-201720170214Risso's1010-00020162017-season
13-Feb-201720170213Risso's55-00020162017-season
12-Feb-201720170212Risso's55-00020162017-season
08-Feb-201720170208Risso's1515-00020162017-season
02-Feb-201720170202Risso's3030-00020162017-season
01-Feb-201720170201Striped3535-00020162017-season
29-Jan-201720170129Risso's1515-00020162017-season
20-Jan-201720170120Bottlenose, Pacific300--100196420162017-season
17-Jan-201720170117Striped4040-00020162017-season
11-Jan-201720170111Risso’s1212-00020162017-season
10-Jan-201720170110Striped3030-00020162017-season
05-Jan-201720170105Striped3535-00020162017-season
20-Dec-201620161220Risso's1212-00020162017-season
19-Dec-201620161219Bottlenose, Pacific80-44020162017-season
15-Dec-201620161215Striped1515-00020162017-season
12-Dec-201620161212Spotted, Pantropical700-1852020162017-season
07-Dec-201620161207Pilot, Short-finned3925-014020162017-season
05-Dec-201620161205Bottlenose, Pacific150-78020162017-season
04-Dec-201620161204Striped2525-00020162017-season
30-Nov-201620161130Striped5050-00020162017-season
29-Nov-201620161129Risso's3030-00020162017-season
22-Nov-201620161122Risso's1515-00020162017-season
17-Nov-201620161117Risso's1010-00020162017-season
16-Nov-201620161116Risso's2020-00020162017-season
04-Nov-201620161104Risso's2925-04020162017-season
26-Oct-201620161026Striped4040-00020162017-season
19-Oct-201620161019Striped3535-00020162017-season
04-Oct-201620161004Risso's2020-00020162017-season
23-Sep-201620160923Bottlenose, Pacific460-2620020162017-season
16-Sep-201620160916Bottlenose, Pacific1000-4258020162017-season
16-Sep-201620160916Pilot, Short-finned2017-12020162017-season
09-Sep-201620160909Risso's201604020162017-season

2016/2017 Notes:

23-Jan-2017: 18 bottlenose dolphins taken as live capture from pod driven on 20-Jan, a total of 100 dolphins selected from this pod over four days.
23-Jan-2017:
29 bottlenose dolphins taken as live capture from pod driven on 20-Jan, a total of 82 dolphins selected from this pod over three days.
22-Jan-2017:
23 bottlenose dolphins taken as live-capture from pod driven on 20-Jan, total of 53 dolphins selected from this pod over two days.
21-Jan-2017:  
30 bottlenose dolphins taken as live-capture from pod driven on 20-Jan.
20-Jan-2017:  
200+ bottlenose dolphins driven, the pod is held overnight.
22-Dec-2016:  Death
, 01 spotted dolphin died & taken to the butcherhouse.
21-Dec-2016:  Death
, 01 dolphin died & removed from the harbor pens.
12-Dec-2016:  
A report of 1 live-captured spotted dolphin dying in the pens but video was inconclusive.
08-Dec-2016: 
25 pilot whales slaughtered, 14 released.  This pod was driven on December 7, 2016.
07-Dec-2016:
39 pilot whales driven, the pod is held overnight 
24-Nov-2016
: Transport, 03 bottlenose dolphins from the harbor pens to Taiji Whale Museum (source)
23-Nov-2016: Transport, 03 bottlenose dolphins from the harbor pens to Taiji Whale Museum (source)
08-Nov-2016: Transport, 02 dolphins of unknown species moved via truck, there was some speculation that these dolphins were dead (source)
07-Oct-2016: Transport, 02 bottlenose dolphins from the pens via truck.  One dolphin was sent to Dolphin Farm Shimanami, the other animal’s location is unknown (Dolphin Farm only notes receiving a single animal).
04-Oct-2016: 15-20 Risso’s dolphins driven, all slaughtered
25-Sep-2016: Transport, 2 dolphins moved from the harbor pens to Taiji Whale Museum
24-Sep-2016: 26 bottlenose dolphins taken as live-capture, 15-20 dolphins released/driven back out to sea
23-Sep-2016: 41-46 bottlenose dolphins driven, the dolphins were held overnight
18-Sep-2016: 4 bottlenose taken as live-capture (total, 42 taken), this pod was estimated to be between 80-100 dolphins, originally driven on 16 September 2016. The remaining pod (approx 38-58 animals) were driven back out to sea. 1 pilot whale taken as live capture, 16 whales slaughtered, 2 calves released at sea
17-Sep-2016: captive selection of bottlenose dolphins, a total of 38 animals taken as live-capture. The pilots have not been touched since the drive.
16-Sep-2016: 80-100 bottlenose dolphins driven, a second drive captured 15-20 short-finned pilot whales – both groups were held overnight
2016 Sep 09: 16-19 Risso’s dolphins driven, 12-15 slaughtered and 04 juveniles released. Japanese media confirms 20 animals driven
2016 Sep 07: boats found a pod of approximately 10 Risso’s dolphins, they were driven within 2km of the coast but they couldn’t complete the drive, they lost the animals

 

2015/2016 Season (01 Sep 2015 – 29 Feb 2016)

Between 01 September 2015 and 29 February 2016 a total of 902 dolphins from 05 species have been driven into the cove in Taiji, Japan. Of this total, 652 were slaughtered, 133 were released and 117 have been taken as live-capture.

Species captured, sold & killed include: Pacific bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus gilli), Pacific white-sided dolphins (Lagenorhychus obliquidens), Risso’s dolphins (Grampus griseus), short-finned pilot whales (Globicephala macrorhychus) and striped dolphins (Stenella coeruleoalba).

2015/2016 Drive Hunt Quota | 1,837 Animals from Seven Species

Species# Caught# Killed# Live-Capt# ReleasedTotal TakeQuota# More AllowedKeyword
Pacific white-sided004 caught000 killed004 live-captured000 released004 total takequota = 134130 more allowed2015-2016
Striped290 caught290 killed000 live-captured000 released290 total takequota = 450160 more allowed2015-2016
Pantropical spotted000 caught000 killed000 live-captured000 released000 total takequota = 400400 more allowed2015-2016
Bottlenose262 caught066 killed104 live-captured092 released170 total takequota = 462292 more allowed2015-2016
Risso's272 caught245 killed008 live-captured019 released253 total takequota = 256003 more allowed2015-2016
Pilot, Short-finned074 caught051 killed001 live-captured022 released052 total takequota = 101049 more allowed2015-2016
False killer whale000 caught000 killed000 live-captured000 released000 total takequota = 070070 more allowed2015-2016
Date:Sort RefSpecies:DrivenKillDied:Capt.ReleaseOtherKeyword (Invisible)
09-Feb-201620160209Striped363600020152016-season
08-Feb-201620160208Risso's181206020152016-season
07-Feb-201620160207Bottlenose, Pacifc2731113020152016-season
05-Feb-201620160205Bottlenose, Pacifc201730020152016-season
04-Feb-201620160204Risso's4400020152016-season
03-Feb-201620160203Risso's7700020152016-season
01-Feb-201620160201Risso's6600020152016-season
31-Jan-201620160131Striped181800020152016-season
28-Jan-201620160128White-sided, Pacific4040020152016-season
27-Jan-201620160127Risso's7700020152016-season
22-Jan-201620160122Striped676700020152016-season
22-Jan-201620160122Striped252500020152016-season
21-Jan-201620160121Risso's131120020152016-season
17-Jan-201620160117Risso's5500020152016-season
14-Jan-201620160114Bottlenose, Pacifc7304020152016-season
12-Jan-201620160112Striped505000020152016-season
09-Jan-201620160109Risso's161600020152016-season
07-Jan-201620160107Risso's131120020152016-season
06-Jan-201620160106Bottlenose, Pacifc6600020152016-season
05-Jan-201620160105Striped353500020152016-season
04-Jan-201620160104Risso's161600020152016-season
20-Dec-201520151220Bottlenose, Pacifc90312930020152016-season
18-Dec-201520151218Striped363600020152016-season
16-Dec-201520151216Risso's8800020152016-season
29-Nov-201520151129Risso's6600020152016-season
19-Nov-201520151119Pilot, Short-finned7451122020152016-season
16-Nov-201520151116Risso's9027020152016-season
15-Nov-201520151115Risso's151500020152016-season
10-Nov-201520151110Bottlenose, Pacifc14653020152016-season
04-Nov-201520151104Risso's151320020152016-season
31-Oct-201520151031Risso's7700020152016-season
30-Oct-201520151030Striped232300020152016-season
28-Oct-201520151028Risso's292306020152016-season
19-Oct-201520151019Risso's202000020152016-season
14-Oct-201520151014Risso's222200020152016-season
12-Oct-201520151012Risso's4400020152016-season
09-Oct-201520151009Risso's9900020152016-season
23-Sep-201520150923Risso's111100020152016-season
19-Sep-201520150919Bottlenose, Pacifc8005030020152016-season
11-Sep-201520150911Risso's121200020152016-season

2014/2015 Season (01 Sep 2014 – 20 Feb 2015)

Since the start of the season on September 1st, 2014 a total of 1,084 dolphins from six species have been driven into the cove in Taiji, Japan. Of this total 751 were slaughtered, 251 were released and 80 have been taken as live-capture. An additional two dolphins are listed as “Other”, they died but were not slaughtered or counted towards the quota. Released animals include dependent juveniles and calves.

Species captured, sold & killed include: bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus gilli), Pacific white-sided dolphins (Lagenorhychus obliquidens), Pantropical spotted dolphins (Stenella attenuata), Risso’s dolphins (Grampus griseus), short-finned pilot whales (Globicephala macrorhychus) and striped dolphins (Stenella coeruleoalba). Results by species (to date) are listed below: 2014/2015 Notes

2014/2015 Drive Hunt Quota | 1,938 Animals from Seven Species

Species# Caught# Killed# Live-Capt# ReleasedTotal TakeQuota# More AllowedKeyword
Pacific white-sided006 caught000 killed006 live-capture000 released000 total takequota = 134128 more allowed2014-2015
Striped383 caught383 killed000 live-capture000 released383 total takequota = 450067 more allowed2014-2015
Pantropical spotted193 caught040 killed024 live-capture127 released064 total takequota = 400336 more allowed2014-2015
Bottlenose108 caught028 killed041 live-capture039 released069 total takequota = 509440 more allowed2014-2015
Risso's333 caught259 killed007 live-capture067 released266 total takequota = 261005 over quota2014-2015
Pilot, Short-finned061 caught041 killed002 live-capture018 released049 total takequota = 114065 more allowed2014-2015
False killer whale000 caught000 killed000 live-capture000 released000 total takequota = 070070 more allowed2014-2015
Date:Sort RefSpecies:DrivenKillDied:Capt.ReleaseOtherKeyword (Invisible)
19-Feb-201520150219Bottlenose, Pacific5050020142015-season
19-Feb-201520150219Risso's6006020142015-season
16-Feb-201520150216Bottlenose, Pacific8350020142015-season
15-Feb-201520150215Striped353500020142015-season
13-Feb-201520150213Risso's9900020142015-season
11-Feb-201520150211Striped404000020142015-season
08-Feb-201520150208Risso's141220020142015-season
04-Feb-201520150204Striped404000020142015-season
03-Feb-201520150203Risso's8800020142015-season
02-Feb-201520150202Risso's8800020142015-season
29-Jan-201520150129Risso's131300020142015-season
27-Jan-201520150127Bottlenose, Pacific40131215020142015-season
25-Jan-201520150125Striped404000020142015-season
21-Jan-201520150121Bottlenose, Pacific2511014020142015-season
20-Jan-201520150120Risso's5500020142015-season
16-Jan-201520150116Striped404000020142015-season
14-Jan-201520150114White-sided, Pacific6060020142015-season
13-Jan-201520150113Spotted, Pantropical8020555020142015-season
12-Jan-201520150112Spotted, Pantropical231940020142015-season
11-Jan-201520150111Striped222200020142015-season
09-Jan-201520150109Risso's151104020142015-season
08-Jan-201520150108Striped454500020142015-season
24-Dec-201420141224Spotted, Pantropical9011572220142015-season
22-Dec-201420141222Striped303000020142015-season
19-Dec-201420141219Bottlenose, Pacifc10046020142015-season
19-Dec-201420141219Pilot, Short-finned342608020142015-season
15-Dec-201420141215Risso's111001020142015-season
14-Dec-201420141214Striped313100020142015-season
08-Dec-201420141208Striped606000020142015-season
03-Dec-201420141203Risso's7700020142015-season
28-Nov-201420141128Risso's5410020142015-season
23-Nov-201420141123Risso's161123020142015-season
20-Nov-201420141120Risso's9900020142015-season
18-Nov-201420141118Risso's6600020142015-season
16-Nov-201420141116Risso's202000020142015-season
14-Nov-201420141114Risso's7700020142015-season
07-Nov-201420141107Risso's2813015020142015-season
04-Nov-201420141104Risso's201703020142015-season
03-Nov-201420141103Bottlenose, Pacific201154020142015-season
29-Oct-201420141029Risso's151104020142015-season
24-Oct-201420141024Risso's101000020142015-season
21-Oct-201420141021Risso's3624012020142015-season
03-Oct-201420141003Risso's215115020142015-season
26-Sep-201420140926Pilot, Short-finned2715210020142015-season
20-Sep-201420140920Risso's121110020142015-season
18-Sep-201420140918Risso's121200020142015-season
17-Sep-201420140917Risso's8404020142015-season
16-Sep-201420140916Risso's121200020142015-season

2013/2014 Season (01 Sep 2013 – 20 Feb 2014)

Since the start of the season, 1 September 2013, a total of 1,450 dolphins from six species have been driven into the cove in Taiji, Japan. Of this total 834 were slaughtered, 158 were live-capture and 457 were released. One animals is noted as “Other”, indicating one individual that washed ashore dead but was not taken to the butcher house. It was not included in the quota.

Species captured, sold & killed include: bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus gilli), Pantropical spotted dolphin (Stenella attenuata), Risso’s dolphins (Grampus griseus), Pacific white-sided dolphins (Lagenorhynchus obliquidens), short-finned pilot whales (Globicephala macrorhynchus) and striped dolphins (Stenella coeruleoalba) Results by species (to date) are listed below: 2013/2014 Notes

2013/2014 Drive Hunt Quota | 2,013 Animals from Seven Species

Species# Caught# Killed# Live-Capt# ReleasedTotal TakeQuota# More AllowedKeyword
Pacific white-sided008 caught000 killed008 live-capture000 released008 total takequota = 134126 more allowed2013-2014
Striped378 caught342 killed001 live-capture035 released343 total takequota = 450107 more allowed2013-2014
Pantropical spotted116 caught101 killed015 live-capture000 released116 total takequota = 400284 more allowed2013-2014
Bottlenose566 caught144 killed121 live-capture300 released265 total takequota = 557292 more allowed2013-2014
Risso's233 caught186 killed012 live-capture035 released198 total takequota = 265067 more allowed2013-2014
Pilot, Short-finned149 caught061 killed001 live-capture087 released062 total takequota = 137075 more allowed2013-2014
False killer whale000 caught000 killed000 live-capture000 released000 total takequota = 070070 more allowed2013-2014
Date:Sort RefSpecies:DrivenKillDied:Capt.ReleaseOtherKeyword (Invisible)
20-Feb-201420140220Striped8045035020132014-season
05-Feb-201420140205Bottlenose, Pacific141130020132014-season
04-Feb-201420140204Risso's101000020132014-season
29-Jan-201420140129Risso's11920020132014-season
28-Jan-201420140128Striped656500020132014-season
27-Jan-201420140127White-sided, Pacific4040020132014-season
24-Jan-201420140124Spotted, Pantropical514560020132014-season
23-Jan-201420140123Striped282800020132014-season
17-Jan-201420140117Bottlenose, Pacific2334647140020132014-season
14-Jan-201420140114Spotted, Pantropical655690020132014-season
13-Jan-201420140113Risso's151500020132014-season
12-Jan-201420140112Striped454500020132014-season
09-Jan-201420140109Bottlenose, Pacific67241330020132014-season
07-Jan-201420140107Risso's3418115020132014-season
06-Jan-201420140106Risso's6303020132014-season
05-Jan-201420140105Risso's8800020132014-season
23-Dec-201320131223White-sided, Pacific4040020132014-season
22-Dec-201320131222Risso's121200020132014-season
20-Dec-201320131220Risso's101000020132014-season
15-Dec-201320131215Striped404000020132014-season
14-Dec-201320131214Bottlenose, Pacific3210020132014-season
13-Dec-201320131213Risso's222200020132014-season
09-Dec-201320131209Striped404000020132014-season
05-Dec-201320131205Striped353500020132014-season
02-Dec-201320131202Bottlenose, Pacific75351030020132014-season
29-Nov-201320131129Risso's251708020132014-season
28-Nov-201320131128Risso's5410020132014-season
27-Nov-201320131127Bottlenose, Pacific11470020132014-season
24-Nov-201320131124Risso's6600020132014-season
23-Nov-201320131123Striped454410020132014-season
20-Nov-201320131120Risso's251834020132014-season
18-Nov-201320131118Pilot, Short-finned2814113020132014-season
16-Nov-201320131116Risso's13904020132014-season
11-Nov-201320131111Bottlenose, Pacific3321120020132014-season
09-Nov-201320131109Risso's111100020132014-season
08-Nov-201320131108Risso's9441020132014-season
05-Nov-201320131105Risso's111010020132014-season
04-Oct-201320131004Pilot, Short-finned7017053120132014-season
17-Sep-201320130917Pilot, Short-finned161204020132014-season
11-Sep-201320130911Pilot, Short-finned3518017020132014-season
06-Sep-201320130906Bottlenose, Pacific6011048020132014-season
01-Sep-201320130901Bottlenose, Pacific7001852020132014-season

2012/2013 Season (01 Sep 2012 – 25 Feb 2013)

Since the start of the season, 1 September 2012, a total of 1,486 dolphins from six species have been driven into the cove in Taiji, Japan. Of this total 899 were killed, 340 were released (two of these dependent juveniles Risso’s dolphins not likely to survive) and 247 were live-capture.

Species captured, sold & killed include: bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus gilli), Pantropical spotted dolphin (Stenella attenuata), Risso’s dolphins (Grampus griseus), Pacific white-sided dolphins (Lagenorhynchus obliquidens), short-finned pilot whales (Globicephala macrorhynchus) and striped dolphins (Stenella coeruleoalba) Results by species (to date) are listed below: 2012/2013 Notes

2012/2013 Drive Hunt Quota | 2,089 Animals from Seven Species

Species# Caught# Killed# Live-Capt# ReleasedTotal TakeQuota# More AllowedKeyword
Pacific white-sided032 caught008 killed024 live-captured000 released032 total takequota = 134102 more allowed2012-2013
Striped344 caught322 killed002 live-captured020 released324 total takequota = 450126 more allowed2012-2013
Pantropical spotted135 caught086 killed049 live-captured000 released086 total takequota = 400265 more allowed2012-2013
Bottlenose369 caught079 killed156 live-captured134 released235 total takequota = 604369 more allowed2012-2013
Risso's315 caught263 killed014 live-captured038 released277 total takequota = 270007 over quota2012-2013
Pilot, Short-finned291 caught141 killed002 live-captured148 released143 total takequota = 161018 more allowed2012-2013
False killer whale000 caught000 killed000 live-captured000 released000 total takequota = 070070 more allowed2012-2013
Date:Sort RefSpecies:DrivenKillDied:Capt.ReleaseOtherKeyword (Invisible)
20-Feb-201320130220Risso's101000020122013-season
12-Feb-201320130212Risso's171700020122013-season
11-Feb-201320130211Striped11090020020122013-season
07-Feb-201320130207Spotted, Pantropical494270020122013-season
05-Feb-201320130205Bottlenose, Pacific3221110020122013-season
03-Feb-201320130203Risso's101000020122013-season
31-Jan-201320130131White-sided, Pacific177100020122013-season
27-Jan-201320130127Risso's5826032020122013-season
25-Jan-201320130125Risso's141400020122013-season
24-Jan-201320130124Risso's302910020122013-season
23-Jan-201320130123Spotted, Pantropical3015150020122013-season
21-Jan-201320130121Spotted, Pantropical5629270020122013-season
20-Jan-201320130120Bottlenose, Pacific3825130020122013-season
18-Jan-201320130118Striped606000020122013-season
17-Jan-201320130117Risso's6600020122013-season
17-Jan-201320130117Striped161600020122013-season
15-Jan-201320130115Risso's191702020122013-season
13-Jan-201320130113Striped343400020122013-season
11-Jan-201320130111Risso's222020020122013-season
09-Jan-201320130109Risso's141220020122013-season
08-Jan-201320130108White-sided, Pacific121110020122013-season
07-Jan-201320130107White-sided, Pacific3030020122013-season
23-Dec-201220121223Risso's5500020122013-season
20-Dec-201220121220Striped303000020122013-season
12-Dec-201220121212Bottlenose, Pacific2002510174020122013-season
11-Dec-201220121211Striped656410020122013-season
09-Dec-201220121209Risso's151500020122013-season
07-Dec-201220121207Risso's151500020122013-season
02-Dec-201220121202Bottlenose, Pacific16790020122013-season
02-Dec-201220121202Pilot, Short-finned121200020122013-season
28-Nov-201220121128Risso's7700020122013-season
22-Nov-201220121122Risso's101000020122013-season
21-Nov-201220121121Pilot, Short-finned9702020122013-season
19-Nov-201220121119Risso's151500020122013-season
17-Nov-201220121117Risso's10622020122013-season
13-Nov-201220121113Risso's201820020122013-season
07-Nov-201220121107Risso's8422020122013-season
30-Oct-201220121030Pilot, Short-finned10522083020122013-season
25-Oct-201220121025Striped292810020122013-season
21-Oct-201220121021Risso's10730020122013-season
28-Sep-201220120928Pilot, Short-finned3722015020122013-season
25-Sep-201220120925Bottlenose, Pacific120111020122013-season
14-Sep-201220120914Bottlenose, Pacific6006020122013-season
14-Sep-201220120914Pilot, Short-finned10052048020122013-season
11-Sep-201220120911Bottlenose, Pacific4011233020122013-season
10-Sep-201220120910Bottlenose, Pacific250910020122013-season
07-Sep-201220120907Pilot, Short-finned282620020122013-season

2011/2012 Season (01 Sep 2011 – 30 Apr 2012)

Since the start of the season, 1 September 2011, a total of 848 dolphins from seven species have been driven into the cove in Taiji, Japan. Of this total 719 (does not include April 28th pilots) were killed, 48 were released, 51 (does not include April 28th pilots) were live-capture and ~ 5 have an unknown status.

Species captured, sold & killed include: bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus gilli), false killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens), Pantropical spotted dolphin (Stenella attenuata), Risso’s dolphins (Grampus griseus), Pacific white-sided dolphins (Lagenorhynchus obliquidens), short-finned pilot whales (Globicephala macrorhynchus) and striped dolphins (Stenella coeruleoalba) Results by species (to date) are listed below:

2011/2012 Drive Hunt Quota | 2,165 Animals from Seven Species

Species# Caught# Killed# Live-Capt# ReleasedTotal TakeQuota# More AllowedKeyword
Pacific white-sided002 caught000 killed002 live-captured000 released000 total takequota = 134132 more allowed2011-2012
Striped327 caught324 killed001 live-captured002 released325 total takequota = 450125 more allowed2011-2012
Pantropical spotted133 caught131 killed002 live-captured000 released133 total takequota = 400267 more allowed2011-2012
Bottlenose061 caught024 killed013 live-captured024 released037 total takequota = 652615 more allowed2011-2012
Risso's272 caught232 killed029 live-captured016 released261 total takequota = 275014 more allowed2011-2012
Pilot, Short-finned034 caught??? killed??? live-captured004 released030 total takequota = 184150 more allowed2011-2012
False killer whale017 caught008 killed004 live-captured000 released017 total takequota = 070053 more allowed2011-2012
Rough-toothed002 caught000 killed000 live-captured002 released000 total takequota = 000000 more allowed2011-2012
Date:Sort RefSpecies:DrivenKillDied:Capt.ReleaseOtherKeyword (Invisible)
28-Apr-201220120428Pilot, Short-finned30??0020112012-season
27-Feb-201220120227Spotted, Pantropical989800020112012-season
24-Feb-201220120224White-sided, Pacific2020020112012-season
20-Feb-201220120220Bottlenose, Pacifc3120020112012-season
08-Feb-201220120208Risso's242220020112012-season
05-Feb-201220120205Striped303000020112012-season
31-Jan-201220120131Striped404000020112012-season
26-Jan-201220120126Risso's211470020112012-season
24-Jan-201220120124Pilot, Short-finned4004020112012-season
24-Jan-201220120124Risso's16970020112012-season
24-Jan-201220120124Striped2002020112012-season
15-Jan-201220120115Striped343400020112012-season
10-Jan-201220120110Striped474700020112012-season
09-Jan-201220120109Risso's9720020112012-season
08-Jan-201220120108Striped131300020112012-season
05-Jan-201220120105Striped454500020112012-season
21-Dec-201120111221Bottlenose, Pacific3323100020112012-season
19-Dec-201120111219Striped252500020112012-season
18-Dec-201120111218Striped383800020112012-season
16-Dec-201120111216Risso's??14020112012-season
15-Dec-201120111215Risso's10730020112012-season
14-Dec-201120111214Striped141400020112012-season
12-Dec-201120111212Risso's121110020112012-season
11-Dec-201120111211Risso's161330020112012-season
04-Dec-201120111204Risso's11830020112012-season
27-Nov-201120111127Spotted, Pantropical353320020112012-season
23-Nov-201120111123Risso's111100020112012-season
22-Nov-201120111122Striped9900020112012-season
21-Nov-201120111121Risso's151500020112012-season
16-Nov-201120111116Risso's7700020112012-season
13-Nov-201120111113Risso's191108020112012-season
13-Nov-201120111113Rough-toothed2002020112012-season
06-Nov-201120111106Risso's101000020112012-season
03-Nov-201120111103Risso's151500020112012-season
29-Oct-201120111029Risso's111100020112012-season
27-Oct-201120111027Risso's121002020112012-season
25-Oct-201120111025Risso's121002020112012-season
23-Oct-201120111023Risso's121200020112012-season
11-Oct-201120111011Risso's151500020112012-season
07-Oct-201120111007Pseudorca17840520112012-season
04-Oct-201120111004Striped302910020112012-season
10-Sep-201120110910Bottlenose, Pacifc250124020112012-season
07-Sep-201120110907Risso's141400020112012-season

2010/2011 Season (01 Sep 2010 – 04 May 2011)

Since the start of the season, 1 September 2010, a total of 1,297 animals have been driven into the cove at Taiji, Japan. Of this total 849 (65%) have been killed, 181 (14%) have been released and 98 (8%) have been sold to the captive display industry. The status of the remaining 169 individuals is unknown.

Species captured, sold & killed include: bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus gilli), Pantropical spotted dolphin (Stenella attenuata), Risso’s dolphins (Grampus griseus), Pacific white-sided dolphins (Lagenorhynchus obliquidens), short-finned pilot whales (Globicephala macrorhynchus) and striped dolphins (Stenella coeruleoalba).

2010/2011 Drive Hunt Quota | 2,241 Animals from Seven Species

Species# Caught# Killed# Live-Capt# ReleasedTotal TakeQuota# More AllowedKeyword
Pacific white-sided026 caught002 killed021 live-captured003 released023 total takequota = 134111 more allowed2010-2011
Striped253 caught251 killed002 live-captured000 released253 total takequota = 450197 more allowed2010-2011
Pantropical spotted030 caught030 killed000 live-captured000 released030 total takequota = 400370 more allowed2010-2011
Bottlenose700 caught311 killed062 live-captured158 released373 total takequota = 700327 more allowed2010-2011
Risso's238 caught220 killed011 live-captured007 released??? total takequota = 280049 more allowed2010-2011
Pilot, Short-finned050 caught035 killed002 live-captured013 released037 total takequota = 207170 more allowed2010-2011
False killer whale000 caught000 killed000 live-captured000 released000 total takequota = 070070 more allowed2010-2011
Date:Sort RefSpecies:DrivenKillDied:Capt.ReleaseOtherKeyword (Invisible)
04-May-201120110504Pilot, Short-finned5035213020102011-season
25-Feb-201120110225Striped252500020102011-season
20-Feb-201120110220Spotted, Pantropical303000020102011-season
19-Feb-201120110219Striped303000020102011-season
16-Feb-201120110216White-sided, Pacific100100020102011-season
15-Feb-201120110215White-sided, Pacific4040020102011-season
09-Feb-201120110209Bottlenose, Pacific252500020102011-season
02-Feb-201120110202Risso's202000020102011-season
01-Feb-201120110201Risso's8800020102011-season
30-Jan-201120110130White-sided, Pacific2020020102011-season
28-Jan-201120110128Risso's121200020102011-season
27-Jan-201120110127Risso's6330020102011-season
26-Jan-201120110126White-sided, Pacific3210020102011-season
25-Jan-201120110125Bottlenose, Pacific101000020102011-season
23-Jan-201120110123Risso's161501020102011-season
20-Jan-201120110120Risso's5500020102011-season
18-Jan-201120110118Striped202000020102011-season
14-Jan-201120110114Risso's10640020102011-season
13-Jan-201120110113Striped252500020102011-season
12-Jan-201120110112Striped151500020102011-season
11-Jan-201120110111Striped302720020102011-season
09-Jan-201120110109White-sided, Pacific7043020102011-season
08-Jan-201120110108Striped181800020102011-season
07-Jan-201120110107Bottlenose, Pacific211570020102011-season
20-Dec-201020101220Risso's6600020102011-season
19-Dec-201020101219Risso's151500020102011-season
18-Dec-201020101218Striped202000020102011-season
16-Dec-201020101216Risso's10820020102011-season
15-Dec-201020101215Striped202000020102011-season
11-Dec-201020101211Risso's101000020102011-season
10-Dec-201020101210Risso's8800020102011-season
08-Dec-201020101208Bottlenose, Pacific171403020102011-season
04-Dec-201020101204Bottlenose, Pacific10079615020102011-season
30-Nov-201020101130Bottlenose, Pacific202000020102011-season
28-Nov-201020101128Bottlenose, Pacific505000020102011-season
27-Nov-201020101127Bottlenose, Pacific282350020102011-season
24-Nov-201020101124Risso's4400020102011-season
18-Nov-201020101118Bottlenose, Pacific302190020102011-season
15-Nov-201020101115Bottlenose, Pacific161420020102011-season
12-Nov-201020101112Risso's151500020102011-season
11-Nov-201020101111Risso's202000020102011-season
11-Nov-201020101111Risso's202000020102011-season
09-Nov-201020101109Bottlenose, Pacific8000020102011-season
08-Nov-201020101108Bottlenose, Pacific10040060020102011-season
04-Nov-201020101104Bottlenose, Pacific8?2??20102011-season
04-Nov-201020101104Bottlenose, Pacific37?1??20102011-season
03-Nov-201020101103Bottlenose, Pacific100????20102011-season
26-Oct-201020101026Risso's151500020102011-season
26-Oct-201020101026Striped505000020102011-season
16-Oct-201020101016Risso's8800020102011-season
11-Oct-201020101011Risso's15726020102011-season
22-Sep-201020100922Bottlenose, Pacific200812020102011-season
21-Sep-201020100921Risso's151500020102011-season
12-Sep-201020100912Bottlenose, Pacific7001555020102011-season
03-Sep-201020100903Bottlenose, Pacific200??020102011-season
01-Sep-201020100901Bottlenose, Pacific200713020102011-season

Results, By Year

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