https://journal.iwc.int/index.php/jcrm/issue/feed J. Cetacean Res. Manage. 2021-04-08T00:00:00+01:00 Jessica Rowley jessica.rowley@iwc.int Open Journal Systems <div>Journal of Cetacean Research and Management</div> <p><span class="TextRun Highlight SCXW236802037 BCX0" lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB" data-contrast="none"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW236802037 BCX0">Th</span></span><span class="TextRun Highlight SCXW236802037 BCX0" lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB" data-contrast="none"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW236802037 BCX0">e Journal of Cetacean Research and Management</span></span><span class="TextRun Highlight SCXW236802037 BCX0" lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB" data-contrast="none"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW236802037 BCX0"> is</span></span><span class="TextRun Highlight SCXW236802037 BCX0" lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB" data-contrast="none"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW236802037 BCX0"> an</span></span><span class="TextRun Highlight SCXW236802037 BCX0" lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB" data-contrast="none"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW236802037 BCX0"> </span></span><span class="TextRun Highlight SCXW236802037 BCX0" lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB" data-contrast="none"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW236802037 BCX0">open access </span></span><span class="TextRun Highlight SCXW236802037 BCX0" lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB" data-contrast="none"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW236802037 BCX0">peer-reviewed </span></span><span class="TextRun Highlight SCXW236802037 BCX0" lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB" data-contrast="none"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW236802037 BCX0">publication</span></span><span class="TextRun Highlight SCXW236802037 BCX0" lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB" data-contrast="none"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW236802037 BCX0"> containing original scientific papers on the conservation and management of whales, dolphins and porpoises. The Journal is accompanied by an annual Supplement which contains the report of the IWC Scientific Committee meeting and intersessional workshops held during the relevant period. There are also a number of topic-based Special Issues.?</span></span><span class="EOP SCXW236802037 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"> </span></p> <p><span class="EOP SCXW236802037 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"> </span></p> https://journal.iwc.int/index.php/jcrm/article/view/217 History of whaling in Annobón, Equatorial Guinea, and new evidence of its continued occurrence 2020-06-30T09:50:29+01:00 Russell Fielding russell.fielding@sewanee.edu Christian Barrientos cbarrientos@wcs.org <p>A regular, though infrequent, artisanal whaling operation targeting humpback whales has been known to occur from the West African island of Annobón, Equatorial Guinea, since the late 18<sup>th</sup> century. Little has been known outside of Equatorial Guinea about this whaling operation since the mid-1970s. This paper presents a brief history of Annobon´´'s whaling, describes recently surfaced evidence of its continuation as recently as 2017 and considers the future of the operation. </p> 2021-04-08T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Russell Fielding, Christian Barrientos https://journal.iwc.int/index.php/jcrm/article/view/201 Interchange and movements of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) between western North Pacific winter breeding grounds in northern Luzon, Philippines and Okinawa, Japan 2020-02-17T17:18:58+00:00 Jo Marie Acebes jmvacebes@yahoo.com Haruna Okabe h-okabe@okichura.jp Nozomi Kobayashi n-kobayashi@okichura.jp Shotaro Nakagun snakagun@gmail.com Naoto Higashi n-higashi@okichura.jp Senzo Uchida s-uchida@okichura.jp <p>Humpback whales wintering in the northern Philippines and Okinawa, Japan, belong to the western North Pacific subpopulation, now recognised as a distinct population segment. The numbers for this subpopulation are low hence it is being proposed to be listed as endangered. Although previous research revealed movements between breeding grounds, the relationship between these areas remain little understood. Recent survey efforts in the Philippines resulted in a total of 234 photo-identified individuals from 1999-2016 while Okinawa had 1,445 from 1991-2014. Within the seasons a total of 100 matches were found between the two breeding grounds including 38 males and 24 females while the rest were unknown. Within these matches, eight individuals were recorded moving within seasons, including two individuals moving across seasons multiple times. The two whales were both males, where one was recorded in both breeding grounds in three different seasons (2005, 2008 and 2012). The shortest duration of recorded sightings between grounds was one whale seen in the Philippines in late March 2012 and in Okinawa 13 days later. More females with calves were sighted in the Philippines than in Okinawa and this may indicate the Philippines as a preferred nursing ground.</p> 2021-04-08T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Jo Marie Acebes, Haruna Okabe, Nozomi Kobayashi, Shotaro Nakagun, Naoto Higashi, Senzo Uchida