Ceta Base | Captive Cetacean Database

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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 Taiji Drive Hunt Quota | 2,178i,ii,iii 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
Striped288 caught284 killed004 live-captured000 released288 total takequota = 450162 more allowed2017-2018
Pantropical spotted000 caught000 killed000 live-captured000 released000 total takequota = 400400 more allowed2017-2018
Bottlenose041 caught000 killed017 live-captured024 released017 total takequota = 414397 more allowed2017-2018
Risso's150 caught124 killed015 live-captured006 released139 total takequota = 251112 more allowed2017-2018
Pilot, Short-finned080 caught032 killed003 live-captured045 released035 total takequota = 132097 more allowed2017-2018
False killer whale000 caught000 killed000 live-captured000 released000 total takequota = 070070 more allowed2017-2018
Rough-toothed094 caught004 killed024 live-captured066 released028 total takequota = 027001 over quota2017-2018
Melon-headed191 caught136 killed008 live-captured047 released144 total takequota = 300156 more allowed2017-2018
Pygmy killer010 caught000 killed000 live-captured010 released000 total takequota = 000000 more allowed2017-2018
*caught = total animals driven, take = #’s of animals killed or live-captured, it does not include released animals
i 2017/2018 quota updated on 01 December 2017 from 1,940 animals to 2,047
ii 2017/2018 quota updated on 27 December 2017 from 2,047 animals to 2,147 (+100 melon-headed whales)
iii 2017/2018 quota updated on 24 January 2018 from 2,147 animals to 2,178 (+31 short-finned pilot whales)
see also, Changes in Catch Quotas for Small Cetaceans (All Prefectures, All Fisheries, All Species)  PDF  Google Sheets

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

Since 01 September 2017, a total of 858 small cetaceans from six species have been driven into the cove in Taiji, Japan. Of this total, 577 were slaughtered, 3 died, 74 were taken as live-capture and 198 were released.  Total take for the season is currently 654 animals .  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: bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus gilli), melon-headed whales (Peponocephala electra), Risso’s dolphins (Grampus griseus), 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: 2018-02-17 05:23:28

Date:Sort RefSpecies:DrivenKillDied:Capt.ReleaseOtherKeyword (Invisible)
16-Feb-201820180216Risso's60000020172018-season
15-Feb-201820180215Risso's76010020172018-season
14-Feb-201820180214Striped4641140020172018-season
14-Feb-201820180214Risso's1110001020172018-season
08-Feb-201820180208Striped3636000020172018-season
07-Feb-201820180207Risso's86020020172018-season
05-Feb-201820180205Risso's86002020172018-season
04-Feb-201820180204Risso's1717000020172018-season
04-Feb-201820180204Bottlenose, Pacific30030020172018-season
02-Feb-201820180202Risso's88000020172018-season
01-Feb-201820180201Risso's1717000020172018-season
30-Jan-201820180130Striped5151000020172018-season
25-Jan-201820180125Risso's66000020172018-season
24-Jan-201820180124Striped3434000020172018-season
22-Jan-201820180122Risso's1212000020172018-season
21-Jan-201820180121Striped1616000020172018-season
18-Jan-201820180118Striped1515000020172018-season
18-Jan-201820180118Risso's66000020172018-season
16-Jan-201820180116Striped2424000020172018-season
12-Jan-201820180112Risso's1610060020172018-season
07-Jan-201820180107Striped2121000020172018-season
05-Jan-201820180105Melon-headed1616000020172018-season
19-Dec-201720171219Melon-headed3027003020172018-season
15-Dec-201720171215Striped1515000020172018-season
07-Dec-201720171207Striped3030000020172018-season
05-Dec-201720171205Melon-headed2420022020172018-season
03-Dec-201720171203Rough-toothed3000822020172018-season
25-Nov-201720171125Rough-toothed26001016020172018-season
24-Nov-201720171124Melon-headed2323000020172018-season
20-Nov-201720171120Melon-headed36200016020172018-season
13-Nov-201720171113Melon-headed30180012020172018-season
10-Nov-201720171110Melon-headed32120614020172018-season
02-Nov-201720171102Bottlenose, Pacific41001724020172018-season
01-Nov-201720171101Killer, Pygmy1000010020172018-season
11-Oct-201720171011Risso's1610033020172018-season
11-Oct-201720171011Pilot, Short-finned10001020172018-season
11-Oct-201720171011Rough-toothed3840628020172018-season
10-Oct-201720171010Risso's64020020172018-season
27-Sep-201720170927Pilot, Short-finned35101024020172018-season
21-Sep-201720170921Risso's76010020172018-season
03-Sep-201720170903Pilot, Short-finned44201320020172018-season


2017/2018 Notes:

01-Feb-2018: 17 Risso’s dolphins driven, all slaughtered
30-Jan-2018:
51 striped dolphins driven, all slaughtered
25-Jan-2018: 06 Risso’s dolphins driven, all slaughtered
24-Jan-2018: Japanese Fisheries Agency increases quota for short-finned pilot whales in Wakayama Prefecture (+ 31). 2017/2018 Adjusted Quota
24-Jan-2018: 34 striped dolphins driven, all slaughtered
22-Jan-2018: 12 Risso’s driven, all slaughtered
21-Jan-2018: 16 striped dolphins driven, all slaughtered.  The dolphins were part of a larger pod that split during the drive.
18-Jan-2018:  Transport
– 06 bottlenose dolphins transferred to Tianjin Polar Ocean World (China).
18-Jan-2018: 0
2 species driven in two short drives, striped dolphins & Risso’s, 15 striped driven/slaughtered, 6 Risso’s driven/slaughtered
16-Jan-2018:
24 striped dolphins driven, all slaughtered
12-Jan-2018:
16 Risso’s dolphins, 10 slaughtered, 6 taken as live-capture
07-Jan-2018:
21 striped dolphins driven, driven all slaughtered
05-Jan-2018:
16 melon-headed whales driven, all slaughtered
27-Dec-2017:
Japanese Fisheries Agency increases quota for melon-headed in Wakayama Prefecture (+ 100). 2017/2018 Adjusted Quota 
19-Dec-2017:
30 melon-headed whales, 27 slaughtered, 3 released
15-Dec-2017:
15 striped dolphins driven, all slaughtered
07-Dec-2017:
30 striped dolphins driven, all slaughtered
05-Dec-2017:
24 melon-headed whales, 20 slaughtered, 2 live-capture & 2 released
03-Dec-2017: 
30 rough-toothed dolphins driven, 08 live capture, Taiji is over quota by approx. 8-10 animals., see note, 01-Dec-2017
01-Dec-2017: Japanese Fisheries Agency increases quota for rough-toothed & melon-headed in Wakayama Prefecture. 2017/2018 Adjusted Quota  IKAN
25-Nov-2017:
26 rough-toothed dolphins driven, 10 live capture, 16 released (no remaining quota), see note, 01-Dec-2017
24-Nov-2017: 23 melon-headed whales driven, all slaughtered
23-Nov-2017: Transport
– 06 dolphins transferred, no other details
20-Nov-2017:
36 melon-headed whales driven, 20 slaughtered, the remaining released
13-Nov-2017:
30 melon-headed whales driven, 18 slaughtered, the remaining released
10-Nov-2017:
32 melon-headed whales driven, 12 slaughtered, 6 live-capture, the remaining released
01-Nov-2017:
10 pygmy killer whales driven, mistaken for melon-headed whales at sea, all released (not in quota)
25-Oct-2017: Transport
– 14 bottlenose dolphins to Tianzhushan Happy Ocean World (China)
11-Oct-2017:
14 Risso’s dolphins driven (second drive)
11-Oct-2017:
38 rough-toothed dolphins driven (first drive), 1 short-finned pilot whale mixed in with the dolphins.
10-Oct-2017:
6 Risso’s driven, 4 slaughtered, 2 live-captured.
29-Sep-2017: Transport
– 4 bottlenose dolphins to Kaifeng Aquarium (China).
28-Sep-2017: 10 pilot whales slaughtered, 1 died during capture, the remaining animals were released.
27-Sep-2017: 
35 short-finned pilot whales driven, held overnight.
22-Sep-2017:  Transport – 3 bottlenose dolphins to Taizhou Ocean World (China)

21-Sep-2017: 7
 Risso’s dolphins driven (amended from previous estimate of 6-8).
04-Sep-2017: 10 pilot whales slaughtered, 3 juveniles taken as live capture.  The whales were driven on 3-Sep.
03-Sep-2017: 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.

Scroll to:  2010/2011  •  2011/2012  •  2012/2013  •  2013/2014  •  2014/2015  •  2015/2016  •  2016/2017

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

The table below will note the seasonal quota and resulting “take” (slaughter + live-capture) made during this season.  In addition, an 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.

 

Last updated: 2018-02-17 05:23:28

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 Season Drive Hunt Results & Catch Statistics | Taiji, Japan (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 are listed below.

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's2016004020162017-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-201620160209Striped3636-00020152016-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

2015/2016 Notes:

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

2014/2015 Notes:

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

 

2013/2014 Notes:

23-Nov-2013: 45 striped dolphins driven, 44 killed, 1 live-capture to Taiji Whale Museum (Aisa アイサ)

 

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

2012/2013 Notes:

04-Oct-2012: striped dolphins driven

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).
For more details, please see the 2010/2011 Season Notes

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

2010/2011 Notes:

06-May-2011: 10 pilot whales slaughtered, 2 live-capture, the remaining pod of ~ 13 animals released (driven 04-May)
05-May-2011:
22-25 pilot whales slaughtered (driven on 04-May)
04-May-2011:
50 pilot whales driven and held overnight, at least 1 animal dies from entanglement
??-May-2011: 
extension granted for 2010/2011 season in reference to pilot whales driven on 04-May
26-Feb-2011: 
2010/2011 season over
25-Feb-2011:  
30 striped dolphins driven, all slaughtered, last drive hunt of the season
24-Feb-2011:  Transport
 7 bottlenose dolphins transferred to Batumi Aquarium in the Republic of Georgia
20-Feb-2011:  
30 pantropical spotted dolphins driven, all slaughtered
19-Feb-2011: 
30 striped dolphins driven, all slaughtered
16-Feb-2011: 
10 Pacific white-sided dolphins live-captured offshore
15-Feb-2011: 
4 Pacific white-sided dolphins live-captured offshore
09-Feb-2011: 
25 bottlenose dolphins driven, all slaughtered
02-Feb-2011: 
20 Risso’s dolphins driven, all slaughtered
01-Feb-2011: 
8 Risso’s dolphins driven, all slaughtered
30-Jan-2011: 
2 Pacific white-sided dolphins live-captured offshore, the rest of the pod escaped
30-Jan-2011:  Transport
– 3 Pacific white-sided dolphins transferred to Tsukumi Dolphin Island (Oita)
28-Jan-2011: 
12 Risso’s dolphins driven, all slaughtered
27-Jan-2011: 
6 Risso’s dolphins driven, 3 slaughtered, 3 live-capture
26-Jan-2011: 
1 Pacific white-sided live-captured, 2 slaughtered (originally part of a group of 35 animals, the majority escaped during the drive)
25-Jan-2011: 
10 bottlenose dolphins driven, all slaughtered
23-Jan-2011: 
16 Risso’s driven, 15 slaughtered, 1 lone Risso’s outside the harbor pens was netted and released at sea
20-Jan-2011: 
5 Risso’s driven, all slaughtered
19-Jan-2011: 
3 dolphins taken from the harbor pens and released at sea, believed to be Pacific white-sided from the 09-Jan capture
18-Jan-2011: 
40 striped dolphins driven, all slaughtered
14-Jan-2011: 
10 Risso’s dolphins driven, 6 slaughtered, 4 live-capture
13-Jan-2011: 
25 striped dolphins driven, all slaughtered
12-Jan-2011: 
15 striped dolphins driven, all slaughtered
11-Jan-2011: 
25-30 striped dolphins driven, 22-27 slaughtered, 2 taken as live-capture and 1 escaped the nets
09-Jan-2011: 
9 Pacific white-sided dolphins netted just outside the cove, all taken as live-capture
08-Jan-2011: 
18 striped dolphins driven, all slaughtered
07-Jan-2011: 
22 bottlenose dolphins driven, 15 slaughtered, 7 live-capture
20-Dec-2010: 
6 Risso’s dolphins driven, all slaughtered
19-Dec-2010: 
10 Risso’s dolphins driven, all slaughtered
18-Dec-2010: 
20 striped dolphins driven, all slaughtered
16-Dec-2010: 
10 Risso’s dolphins driven, 8 slaughtered, 2 live-capture
15-Dec-2010: 
20 striped dolphins driven, all slaughtered
11-Dec-2010: 
10 Risso’s dolphins driven, all slaughtered
10-Dec-2010: 
8 Risso’s dolphins driven, all slaughtered
08-Dec-2010:  17 bottlenose dolphins driven, 14 slaughtered, 3 released
07-Dec-2010:  Transport
2 female bottlenose, Aiya & Yuzu, transferred to Katsurahama Aquarium (November capture) 
05-Dec-2010: 
6 bottlenose taken as live-capture, 36 slaughtered, 25 released (driven 04-Dec)
04-Dec-2010: 
110 bottlenose dolphins driven (original estimate 80-100), 43 slaughtered, the rest are held overnight
30-Nov-2010: 
20 dolphins driven, probable bottlenose, all slaughtered
29-Nov-2010: 
50 bottlenose dolphins driven, all slaughtered
27-Nov-2010: 
28 bottlenose dolphins driven, 23 slaughtered, 5 live-capture
25-Nov-2010: 
4-5 dolphins driven (unknown species), all slaughtered
24-Nov-2010: 
4 Risso’s dolphins driven, all slaughtered
18-Nov-2010: 
2 dolphins (unknown species) taken from Taiji Whale Museum and killed on the gutting barge
18-Nov-2010: 
mixed pod, Pantropical spotted and bottlenose dolphins (40-50 animals total), 9 spotted dolphins taken as live-capture
15-Nov-2010: 
16 bottlenose dolphins driven, 14 slaughter, 2 live-capture
13-Nov-2010: 
14 dolphins driven, all slaughtered (probable Risso’s)
12-Nov-2010: 
12 Risso’s dolphins driven, all slaughtered
11-Nov-2010: 
12 Risso’s dolphins driven, all slaughtered
10-Nov-2010: 
10 Risso’s dolphins driven, all slaughtered
08-Nov-2010: 
100 bottlenose dolphins driven, 8 taken as live-capture, 2 died during selection, 40 slaughtered and 40-50 released
08-Nov-2010:  Transport
– 3 bottlenose dolphins transferred to Dolphin Resort Hotel
07-Nov-2010: 
100 dolphins driven (unknown species), all slaughtered
06-Nov-2010: 
19 bottlenose dolphins taken as live capture (including 5 sent to Taiji Whale Museum), 26-30 slaughtered, 54 released
05-Nov-2010: 
37 bottlenose dolphins taken as live-capture (1 dolphin sent to Taiji Whale Museum immediately)
04-Nov-2010: 
140 bottlenose dolphins driven (originally reported as 40-60), held overnight in the cove
27-Oct-2010: 
10-15 Risso’s slaughtered, 3-4 spotted dolphins taken as live-capture, ~ 46 dolphins slaughtered
26-Oct-2010:
multiple species driven – 30-50 dolphins (mixed striped & spotted) & 10-15 Risso’s, both held overnight.
16-Oct-2010:
8-10 Risso’s dolphins driven, all slaughtered
12-Oct-2010:
6 Risso’s released, 2 live-capture via truck to unknown location, the remaining animals slaughtered (7-12)
11-Oct-2010:
15-20 Risso’s dolphins driven and left overnight in the cove
05-Oct-2010: Transport 
2 bottlenose dolphins transferred to Suma Aqualife Park
28-Sep-2010: Transport 
6-8 dolphins transferred to an unknown location
23-Sep-2010:
16 bottlenose dolphins taken as live-capture (estimated), the rest released
22-Sep-2010:
20-30 bottlenose dolphins driven, left overnight in the cove 
21-Sep-2010: 
15 Risso’s slaughtered, driven on 20 September 2010
20-Sep-2010: 
12-16 Risso’s dolphins driven (originally misidentified and reported as pilot whales by Sea Shepherd)
12-Sep-2010: 
70-80 bottlenose dolphins driven, 15 live-capture, 55 released
03-Sep-2010:
 20 bottlenose dolphins driven, unknown number live-capture, the rest released
01-Sep-2010: 20 bottlenose dolphins driven, 7 live-capture, the rest released

Results, By Year

The following capture statistics represent data collected by the calendar year, using the reporting method of the Japanese Fisheries Agency and following the modified guideline for the International Whaling Commission (IWC) national progress reports.  These statistics cover total catch of any given year from 1 January to 31 December with data overlapping two seasons of the drive fishery.

Comparative statistics can be found for years 2011-2015, using numbers reported by the JFA and land-based observers such as Sea Shepherd and Dolphin Project.  Land-based observer reports are estimates and some discrepancies between this data and the official catch statistics are to be expected.

2016 Calendar Year (Seasons 2015/2016 & 2016/2017)

Date:Sort RefSpecies:DrivenKillDied:Capt.ReleaseOtherKeyword (Invisible)
20-Dec-201620161220Risso's1212-0002016-year
19-Dec-201620161219Bottlenose, Pacific80-4402016-year
15-Dec-201620161215Striped1515-0002016-year
12-Dec-201620161212Spotted, Pantropical700-185202016-year
07-Dec-201620161207Pilot, Short-finned3925-01402016-year
05-Dec-201620161205Bottlenose, Pacific150-7802016-year
04-Dec-201620161204Striped2525-0002016-year
30-Nov-201620161130Striped5050-0002016-year
29-Nov-201620161129Risso's3030-0002016-year
22-Nov-201620161122Risso's1515-0002016-year
17-Nov-201620161117Risso's1010-0002016-year
16-Nov-201620161116Risso's2020-0002016-year
04-Nov-201620161104Risso's2925-0402016-year
26-Oct-201620161026Striped4040-0002016-year
19-Oct-201620161019Striped3535-0002016-year
04-Oct-201620161004Risso's2020-0002016-year
23-Sep-201620160923Bottlenose, Pacific460-262002016-year
16-Sep-201620160916Bottlenose, Pacific1000-425802016-year
16-Sep-201620160916Pilot, Short-finned2017-1202016-year
09-Sep-201620160909Risso's20160402016-year
09-Feb-201620160209Striped36360002016-year
08-Feb-201620160208Risso's18120602016-year
07-Feb-201620160207Bottlenose, Pacifc273111302016-year
05-Feb-201620160205Bottlenose, Pacifc20173002016-year
04-Feb-201620160204Risso's440002016-year
03-Feb-201620160203Risso's770002016-year
01-Feb-201620160201Risso's660002016-year
31-Jan-201620160131Striped18180002016-year
28-Jan-201620160128White-sided, Pacific404002016-year
27-Jan-201620160127Risso's770002016-year
22-Jan-201620160122Striped67670002016-year
22-Jan-201620160122Striped25250002016-year
21-Jan-201620160121Risso's13112002016-year
17-Jan-201620160117Risso's550002016-year
14-Jan-201620160114Bottlenose, Pacifc730402016-year
12-Jan-201620160112Striped50500002016-year
09-Jan-201620160109Risso's16160002016-year
07-Jan-201620160107Risso's13112002016-year
06-Jan-201620160106Bottlenose, Pacifc660002016-year
05-Jan-201620160105Striped35350002016-year
04-Jan-201620160104Risso's16160002016-year

2015 Calendar Year (Seasons 2014/2015 & 2015/2016)

The data in the table below represents drive fishery catch numbers for the calendar year, 2015 (Heisei 27).  The calendar year reporting method overlaps two seasons of the drive hunt in Wakayama including the end of the 2014/2015 season (01 January 2015 to XX) and the start of the 2015/2016 season (01 September 2015 to 31 December 2015).  Per the Japanese Fisheries Agency (JFA), the drive fishery was permitted for nine months in Wakayama (1 January to 31 May and 1 September to 31 December).

In 2015, the JFA reported a total of XX animals taken, however, the number of animals for live-capture and slaughter is no longer identified in the fisheries data – this change was implemented in Japan ProgRep. SM/2016.

2015 Calendar Year, Fisheries vs. Land-Based Observer (NGO)

Species:KillCapt.Total TakeKeyword (Invisible)
White-sided, Pacific??7compare-jfa-2015
Striped??353compare-jfa-2015
Spotted, Pantropical??59compare-jfa-2015
Bottlenose??181compare-jfa-2015
Risso's??211compare-jfa-2015
Pilot, Short-finned??80compare-jfa-2015
Pseudorca000compare-jfa-2015
Species:KillCapt.Total TakeKeyword (Invisible)
White-sided, Pacific066compare-ngo-2015
Striped3210321compare-ngo-2015
Spotted, Pantropical39948compare-ngo-2015
Bottlenose54116170compare-ngo-2015
Risso's2166222compare-ngo-2015
Pilot, Short-finned51152compare-ngo-2015
Pseudorca000compare-ngo-2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date:Sort RefSpecies:DrivenKillDied:Capt.ReleaseOtherKeyword (Invisible)
20-Dec-201520151220Bottlenose, Pacifc9031293002015-year
18-Dec-201520151218Striped36360002015-year
16-Dec-201520151216Risso's880002015-year
29-Nov-201520151129Risso's660002015-year
19-Nov-201520151119Pilot, Short-finned745112202015-year
16-Nov-201520151116Risso's902702015-year
15-Nov-201520151115Risso's15150002015-year
10-Nov-201520151110Bottlenose, Pacifc1465302015-year
04-Nov-201520151104Risso's15132002015-year
31-Oct-201520151031Risso's770002015-year
30-Oct-201520151030Striped23230002015-year
28-Oct-201520151028Risso's29230602015-year
19-Oct-201520151019Risso's20200002015-year
14-Oct-201520151014Risso's22220002015-year
12-Oct-201520151012Risso's440002015-year
09-Oct-201520151009Risso's990002015-year
23-Sep-201520150923Risso's11110002015-year
19-Sep-201520150919Bottlenose, Pacifc800503002015-year
11-Sep-201520150911Risso's12120002015-year
19-Feb-201520150219Bottlenose, Pacific505002015-year
19-Feb-201520150219Risso's600602015-year
16-Feb-201520150216Bottlenose, Pacific835002015-year
15-Feb-201520150215Striped35350002015-year
13-Feb-201520150213Risso's990002015-year
11-Feb-201520150211Striped40400002015-year
08-Feb-201520150208Risso's14122002015-year
04-Feb-201520150204Striped40400002015-year
03-Feb-201520150203Risso's880002015-year
02-Feb-201520150202Risso's880002015-year
29-Jan-201520150129Risso's13130002015-year
27-Jan-201520150127Bottlenose, Pacific4013121502015-year
25-Jan-201520150125Striped40400002015-year
21-Jan-201520150121Bottlenose, Pacific251101402015-year
20-Jan-201520150120Risso's550002015-year
16-Jan-201520150116Striped40400002015-year
14-Jan-201520150114White-sided, Pacific606002015-year
13-Jan-201520150113Spotted, Pantropical802055502015-year
12-Jan-201520150112Spotted, Pantropical23194002015-year
11-Jan-201520150111Striped22220002015-year
09-Jan-201520150109Risso's15110402015-year
08-Jan-201520150108Striped45450002015-year

2015 Notes:

22-Dec-2015: 28-30 dolphins slaughtered, 05 live-capture (30 total), 30 released (driven 20-Dec)
21-Dec-2015: 25 bottlenose dolphins taken as live-capture (driven 20-Dec)
20-Dec-2015: 85-90 bottlenose dolphins driven
18-Dec-2015: 36 striped dolphins driven, all slaughtered
16-Dec-2015: 8 Risso’s driven, all slaughtered
30-Nov-2015: Transport, 8 bottlenose dolphins to Hefei Sea World (China)
29-Nov-2015: 6 Risso’s dolphin driven and slaughtered
28-Nov-2015: 1 pilot whale missing from holding pen, probably died (was being force fed post-capture)
22-Nov-2015: 14 pilot whales slaughtered, 5 animals died during selection, 20-22 released (driven 19-Nov)
21-Nov-2015: 21 pilot whales slaughtered (driven 19-Nov)
20-Nov-2015: 11 pilot whales slaughtered, 1 taken as live-capture (driven 19-Nov)
19-Nov-2015: 69-74 pilot whales driven, held overnight.
19-Nov-2015: Transport, 02 bottlenose dolphins, captured 10 Nov, to Dolphin Resort.
18-Nov-2015: Transport, Risso’s dolphins, unknown number and details
16-Nov-2015: 9 Risso’s driven, 2 taken as live-capture, 7 released
10-Nov-2015: 14 bottlenose dolphins driven, 5 taken as live-capture, 6 slaughtered and 3 released.
10-Nov-2015: Transport, 02 Risso’s dolphins to unknown location
04-Nov-2015: 15 Risso’s driven, 13 slaughtered, 2 taken as live-capture.
31-Oct-2015: 7 Risso’s driven, all slaughtered
30-Oct-2015: 23 striped dolphins driven, all slaughtered
28-Oct-2015: 29 Risso’s dolphins driven, 23 were slaughtered, 6 were released
19 Oct-2015: 18-20 Risso’s driven, all slaughtered
18-Oct-2015: Transport, 2 bottlenose dolphins to Taiji Whale Museum (from 19 Sep drive)
14-Oct-2015: 22 Risso’s driven, all slaughtered
12-Oct-2015: 4 Risso’s driven, all slaughtered
09-Oct-2015: 17-20 Risso’s dolphins driven, all slaughtered
23-Sep-2015:  12 Risso’s dolphin driven, all slaughtered
19-Sep-2015: 78-80 bottlenose dolphins driven, 48-50 taken as live-capture, 30 released
11-Sep-2015: 12 Risso’s dolphins driven, all slaughtered
01-Sep-2015: Note, start of 2015/2016 season
23-Jun-2015: Transport, 8 bottlenose dolphins to Wuyishan Polar Ocean Park (China)
27-Feb-2015: Note, end of  2014/2015 season, nets & tarps are being packed up
20-Feb-2015: FU reports 191 Risso’s taken between 01 Sep – 31 Dec 2014.  Comparatively, SS estimates 197 (+6).
19-Feb-2015: 5 bottlenose dolphins & 6 Risso’s driven (mixed).  5 bottlenose taken as live-capture (3 to Dolphin Base), all Risso’s released.

16-Feb-2015: 8 bottlenose drive, 5 taken as live-capture, 3 slaughtered.
15-Feb-2015: 30-35 striped dolphins driven & slaughtered
13-Feb-2015: 9 Risso’s dolphins driven & slaughtered, Risso’s are now over quota by approx 5 individuals
11-Feb-2015: 30-40 striped dolphins driven & slaughtered
08-Feb-2015: 14 Risso’s driven, 12 slaughtered & two taken as live-capture
04-Feb-2015: 35-40 striped dolphins driven, all slaughtered
03-Feb-2015: 8 Risso’s driven, all slaughtered
02-Feb-2015: 8 Risso’s driven, all slaughtered
30-Jan-2015: Transport, 2 bottlenose dolphins transferred via truck to unknown facility
29-Jan-2015: 13 Risso’s driven, 13 slaughtered
28-Jan-2015:  13 bottlenose slaughtered (incl. 1 live-capture that died), 12 live-capture, 15 animals released.
27-Jan-2015: 35-40 bottlenose driven, will remain netted in cove overnight (original estimate was 25-30)
25-Jan-2015: 35-40 striped dolphins driven, all slaughtered
21-Jan-2015: 20-25 bottlenose dolphins driven, 11 taken as live-capture but 1 died during the selection, it was taken to the butcherhouse for slaughter, 14 were released.
20-Jan-2015: 5 Risso’s dolphins driven & slaughtered
18-Jan-2015: Transport, 2 Pacific white-sided dolphins transferred from harbor pens to Hotel Dolphin Resort
16-Jan-2015: Transport, 3 Pantropical spotted dolphins transferred to unknown facility on Kyushu Island, most likely recipient is Oita Marine Palaace
14-Jan-2015: 6 Pacific white-sided dolphins captured just outside the harbor, all taken as live-capture
13-Jan-2015: 80 Pantropical spotted driven, 20 slaughtered, 5 live-capture, 55 released
12-Jan-2015: 23 Pantropical spotted driven, 19 slaughtered, 4 live-capture
11-Jan-2015: 22 striped dolphins driven, all slaughtered
09-Jan-2015: 15 Risso’s dolphins driven, 11 slaughtered, 4 released
08-Jan-2015: 45 striped dolphins driven & slaughtered

2014 Calendar Year (Seasons 2013/2014 & 2014/2015)

Date:Sort RefSpecies:DrivenKillDied:Capt.ReleaseOtherKeyword (Invisible)
24-Dec-201420141224Spotted, Pantropical901157222014-year
22-Dec-201420141222Striped30300002014-year
19-Dec-201420141219Bottlenose, Pacifc1004602014-year
19-Dec-201420141219Pilot, Short-finned34260802014-year
15-Dec-201420141215Risso's11100102014-year
14-Dec-201420141214Striped31310002014-year
08-Dec-201420141208Striped60600002014-year
03-Dec-201420141203Risso's770002014-year
28-Nov-201420141128Risso's541002014-year
23-Nov-201420141123Risso's16112302014-year
20-Nov-201420141120Risso's990002014-year
18-Nov-201420141118Risso's660002014-year
16-Nov-201420141116Risso's20200002014-year
14-Nov-201420141114Risso's770002014-year
07-Nov-201420141107Risso's281301502014-year
04-Nov-201420141104Risso's20170302014-year
03-Nov-201420141103Bottlenose, Pacific20115402014-year
29-Oct-201420141029Risso's15110402014-year
24-Oct-201420141024Risso's10100002014-year
21-Oct-201420141021Risso's362401202014-year
03-Oct-201420141003Risso's21511502014-year
26-Sep-201420140926Pilot, Short-finned271521002014-year
20-Sep-201420140920Risso's12111002014-year
18-Sep-201420140918Risso's12120002014-year
17-Sep-201420140917Risso's840402014-year
16-Sep-201420140916Risso's12120002014-year
20-Feb-201420140220Striped804503502014-year
05-Feb-201420140205Bottlenose, Pacific14113002014-year
04-Feb-201420140204Risso's10100002014-year
29-Jan-201420140129Risso's1192002014-year
28-Jan-201420140128Striped65650002014-year
27-Jan-201420140127White-sided, Pacific404002014-year
24-Jan-201420140124Spotted, Pantropical51456002014-year
23-Jan-201420140123Striped28280002014-year
17-Jan-201420140117Bottlenose, Pacific233464714002014-year
14-Jan-201420140114Spotted, Pantropical65569002014-year
13-Jan-201420140113Risso's15150002014-year
12-Jan-201420140112Striped45450002014-year
09-Jan-201420140109Bottlenose, Pacific6724133002014-year
07-Jan-201420140107Risso's341811502014-year
06-Jan-201420140106Risso's630302014-year
05-Jan-201420140105Risso's880002014-year

2013 Calendar Year (Seasons 2012/2013 & 2013/2014)

Date:Sort RefSpecies:DrivenKillDied:Capt.ReleaseOtherKeyword (Invisible)
23-Dec-201320131223White-sided, Pacific404002013-year
22-Dec-201320131222Risso's12120002013-year
20-Dec-201320131220Risso's10100002013-year
15-Dec-201320131215Striped40400002013-year
14-Dec-201320131214Bottlenose, Pacific321002013-year
13-Dec-201320131213Risso's22220002013-year
09-Dec-201320131209Striped40400002013-year
05-Dec-201320131205Striped35350002013-year
02-Dec-201320131202Bottlenose, Pacific7535103002013-year
29-Nov-201320131129Risso's25170802013-year
28-Nov-201320131128Risso's541002013-year
27-Nov-201320131127Bottlenose, Pacific1147002013-year
24-Nov-201320131124Risso's660002013-year
23-Nov-201320131123Striped45441002013-year
20-Nov-201320131120Risso's25183402013-year
18-Nov-201320131118Pilot, Short-finned281411302013-year
16-Nov-201320131116Risso's1390402013-year
11-Nov-201320131111Bottlenose, Pacific332112002013-year
09-Nov-201320131109Risso's11110002013-year
08-Nov-201320131108Risso's944102013-year
05-Nov-201320131105Risso's11101002013-year
04-Oct-201320131004Pilot, Short-finned701705312013-year
17-Sep-201320130917Pilot, Short-finned16120402013-year
11-Sep-201320130911Pilot, Short-finned351801702013-year
06-Sep-201320130906Bottlenose, Pacific601104802013-year
01-Sep-201320130901Bottlenose, Pacific700185202013-year
20-Feb-201320130220Risso's10100002013-year
12-Feb-201320130212Risso's17170002013-year
11-Feb-201320130211Striped1109002002013-year
07-Feb-201320130207Spotted, Pantropical49427002013-year
05-Feb-201320130205Bottlenose, Pacific322111002013-year
03-Feb-201320130203Risso's10100002013-year
31-Jan-201320130131White-sided, Pacific17710002013-year
27-Jan-201320130127Risso's582603202013-year
25-Jan-201320130125Risso's14140002013-year
24-Jan-201320130124Risso's30291002013-year
23-Jan-201320130123Spotted, Pantropical301515002013-year
21-Jan-201320130121Spotted, Pantropical562927002013-year
20-Jan-201320130120Bottlenose, Pacific382513002013-year
18-Jan-201320130118Striped60600002013-year
17-Jan-201320130117Risso's660002013-year
17-Jan-201320130117Striped16160002013-year
15-Jan-201320130115Risso's19170202013-year
13-Jan-201320130113Striped34340002013-year
11-Jan-201320130111Risso's22202002013-year
09-Jan-201320130109Risso's14122002013-year
08-Jan-201320130108White-sided, Pacific12111002013-year
07-Jan-201320130107White-sided, Pacific303002013-year

2012 Calendar Year (Seasons 2011/2012 & 2012/2013)

Date:Sort RefSpecies:DrivenKillDied:Capt.ReleaseOtherKeyword (Invisible)
23-Dec-201220121223Risso's550002012-year
20-Dec-201220121220Striped30300002012-year
12-Dec-201220121212Bottlenose, Pacific200251017402012-year
11-Dec-201220121211Striped65641002012-year
09-Dec-201220121209Risso's15150002012-year
07-Dec-201220121207Risso's15150002012-year
02-Dec-201220121202Bottlenose, Pacific1679002012-year
02-Dec-201220121202Pilot, Short-finned12120002012-year
28-Nov-201220121128Risso's770002012-year
22-Nov-201220121122Risso's10100002012-year
21-Nov-201220121121Pilot, Short-finned970202012-year
19-Nov-201220121119Risso's15150002012-year
17-Nov-201220121117Risso's1062202012-year
13-Nov-201220121113Risso's20182002012-year
07-Nov-201220121107Risso's842202012-year
30-Oct-201220121030Pilot, Short-finned1052208302012-year
25-Oct-201220121025Striped29281002012-year
21-Oct-201220121021Risso's1073002012-year
28-Sep-201220120928Pilot, Short-finned372201502012-year
25-Sep-201220120925Bottlenose, Pacific12011102012-year
14-Sep-201220120914Bottlenose, Pacific600602012-year
14-Sep-201220120914Pilot, Short-finned1005204802012-year
11-Sep-201220120911Bottlenose, Pacific401123302012-year
10-Sep-201220120910Bottlenose, Pacific25091002012-year
07-Sep-201220120907Pilot, Short-finned28262002012-year
28-Apr-201220120428Pilot, Short-finned30??002012-year
27-Feb-201220120227Spotted, Pantropical98980002012-year
24-Feb-201220120224White-sided, Pacific202002012-year
20-Feb-201220120220Bottlenose, Pacifc312002012-year
08-Feb-201220120208Risso's24222002012-year
05-Feb-201220120205Striped30300002012-year
31-Jan-201220120131Striped40400002012-year
26-Jan-201220120126Risso's21147002012-year
24-Jan-201220120124Pilot, Short-finned400402012-year
24-Jan-201220120124Risso's1697002012-year
24-Jan-201220120124Striped200202012-year
15-Jan-201220120115Striped34340002012-year
10-Jan-201220120110Striped47470002012-year
09-Jan-201220120109Risso's972002012-year
08-Jan-201220120108Striped13130002012-year
05-Jan-201220120105Striped45450002012-year

2011 Calendar Year (Seasons 2010/2011 & 2011/2012)

Date:Sort RefSpecies:DrivenKillDied:Capt.ReleaseOtherKeyword (Invisible)
21-Dec-201120111221Bottlenose, Pacific332310002011-year
19-Dec-201120111219Striped25250002011-year
18-Dec-201120111218Striped38380002011-year
16-Dec-201120111216Risso's??1402011-year
15-Dec-201120111215Risso's1073002011-year
14-Dec-201120111214Striped14140002011-year
12-Dec-201120111212Risso's12111002011-year
11-Dec-201120111211Risso's16133002011-year
04-Dec-201120111204Risso's1183002011-year
27-Nov-201120111127Spotted, Pantropical35332002011-year
23-Nov-201120111123Risso's11110002011-year
22-Nov-201120111122Striped990002011-year
21-Nov-201120111121Risso's15150002011-year
16-Nov-201120111116Risso's770002011-year
13-Nov-201120111113Risso's19110802011-year
13-Nov-201120111113Rough-toothed200202011-year
06-Nov-201120111106Risso's10100002011-year
03-Nov-201120111103Risso's15150002011-year
29-Oct-201120111029Risso's11110002011-year
27-Oct-201120111027Risso's12100202011-year
25-Oct-201120111025Risso's12100202011-year
23-Oct-201120111023Risso's12120002011-year
11-Oct-201120111011Risso's15150002011-year
07-Oct-201120111007Pseudorca1784052011-year
04-Oct-201120111004Striped30291002011-year
10-Sep-201120110910Bottlenose, Pacifc25012402011-year
07-Sep-201120110907Risso's14140002011-year
04-May-201120110504Pilot, Short-finned503521302011-year
25-Feb-201120110225Striped25250002011-year
20-Feb-201120110220Spotted, Pantropical30300002011-year
19-Feb-201120110219Striped30300002011-year
16-Feb-201120110216White-sided, Pacific10010002011-year
15-Feb-201120110215White-sided, Pacific404002011-year
09-Feb-201120110209Bottlenose, Pacific25250002011-year
02-Feb-201120110202Risso's20200002011-year
01-Feb-201120110201Risso's880002011-year
30-Jan-201120110130White-sided, Pacific202002011-year
28-Jan-201120110128Risso's12120002011-year
27-Jan-201120110127Risso's633002011-year
26-Jan-201120110126White-sided, Pacific321002011-year
25-Jan-201120110125Bottlenose, Pacific10100002011-year
23-Jan-201120110123Risso's16150102011-year
20-Jan-201120110120Risso's550002011-year
18-Jan-201120110118Striped20200002011-year
14-Jan-201120110114Risso's1064002011-year
13-Jan-201120110113Striped25250002011-year
12-Jan-201120110112Striped15150002011-year
11-Jan-201120110111Striped30272002011-year
09-Jan-201120110109White-sided, Pacific704302011-year
08-Jan-201120110108Striped18180002011-year
07-Jan-201120110107Bottlenose, Pacific21157002011-year

 

2010 Calendar Year (Seasons 2009/2010 & 2010/2011)

Data for years XXX-2010 will only include JFA data, NGO observers were not consistently present during these years to provide comparison…

2009 Calendar Year (Seasons 2008/2009 & 2009/2010)

Data for years XXX-2010 will only include JFA data, NGO observers were not consistently present during these years to provide comparison…

2008 Calendar Year (Seasons 2007/2008 & 2008/2009)

Data for years XXX-2010 will only include JFA data, NGO observers were not consistently present during these years to provide comparison…

2008 Notes:

23-Sep-2008: Pantropical spotted dolphins driven, at least one live-capture to Taiji Whale Museum (Kukuna ククナ)

 

2007 Calendar Year (Seasons 2006/2007 & 2007/2008)

Data for years XXX-2010 will only include JFA data, NGO observers were not consistently present during these years to provide comparison…

2007 Notes:

30-Jan-2007: Transport 01 leucistic Risso’s (male) to Adventure World Shirahama
24-Jan-2007:
01 leucistic Risso’s taken as live-capture, unknown results for the rest of the pod
23-Jan-2007:
24 Risso’s dolphins & 5 bottlenose dolphins driven (mixed pod), the group included 01 leucistic type Risso’s 

 

2006 Calendar Year (Seasons 2005/2006 & 2006/2007)

Data for years XXX-2010 will only include JFA data, NGO observers were not consistently present during these years to provide comparison…

2005 Calendar Year (Seasons 2004/2005 & 2005/2006)

Data for years XXX-2010 will only include JFA data, NGO observers were not consistently present during these years to provide comparison…

2004 Calendar Year (Seasons 2003/2004 & 2004/2005)

Data for years XXX-2010 will only include JFA data, NGO observers were not consistently present during these years to provide comparison…

2003 Calendar Year (Seasons 2002/2003 & 2003/2004)

Data for years XXX-2010 will only include JFA data, NGO observers were not consistently present during these years to provide comparison…

2003 Notes:

03-Dec-2003: bottlenose dolphins driven (unknown pod size), at least 1 female taken as live-capture to Dolphin Resort

2002 Calendar Year (Seasons 2001/2002 & 2002/2003)

Data for years XXX-2010 will only include JFA data, NGO observers were not consistently present during these years to provide comparison…

2001 Calendar Year (Seasons 2000/2001 & 2001/2002)

Data for years XXX-2010 will only include JFA data, NGO observers were not consistently present during these years to provide comparison…

2000 Calendar Year (Seasons 1999/2000 & 2000/2001)

Data for years XXX-2010 will only include JFA data, NGO observers were not consistently present during these years to provide comparison…

1996 Calendar Year (Seasons 1995/1996 & 1996/1997)

Data for years XXX-2010 will only include JFA data, NGO observers were not consistently present during these years to provide comparison…

1996 Notes:

14-Feb-1996: Risso’s dolphins driven (unknown pod size), at least 8 animals slaughtered (Yamagiwa, et. al, 1999)

References / Recommended Reading

** references are currently being compiled for this section

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