J. Cetacean Res. Manage. https://journal.iwc.int/index.php/jcrm <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. 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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> en-US <p><strong>You are free to:</strong></p> <ul> <li><strong>Share</strong> copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format</li> <li><strong>Adapt</strong> remix, transform, and build upon the material</li> <li>The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Under the following terms:</strong></p> <ul> <li><strong>Attribution </strong>You must give <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">appropriate credit</a>, provide a link to the license, and <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">indicate if changes were made</a>. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.</li> <li><strong>NonCommercial</strong> You may not use the material for <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">commercial purposes</a>.</li> </ul> <ul> <li><strong>No additional restrictions</strong> You may not apply legal terms or <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">technological measures </a>that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.</li> </ul> jessica.rowley@iwc.int (Jessica Rowley) it.support@iwc.int (IWC IT Support) Thu, 08 Apr 2021 00:00:00 +0100 OJS 3.2.1.1 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 History of whaling in Annobón, Equatorial Guinea, and new evidence of its continued occurrence https://journal.iwc.int/index.php/jcrm/article/view/217 <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> Russell Fielding, Christian Barrientos Copyright (c) 2021 Russell Fielding, Christian Barrientos https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://journal.iwc.int/index.php/jcrm/article/view/217 Thu, 08 Apr 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Interchange and movements of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) between western North Pacific winter breeding grounds in northern Luzon, Philippines and Okinawa, Japan https://journal.iwc.int/index.php/jcrm/article/view/201 <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> Jo Marie Acebes, Haruna Okabe, Nozomi Kobayashi, Shotaro Nakagun, Naoto Higashi, Senzo Uchida Copyright (c) 2021 Jo Marie Acebes, Haruna Okabe, Nozomi Kobayashi, Shotaro Nakagun, Naoto Higashi, Senzo Uchida https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://journal.iwc.int/index.php/jcrm/article/view/201 Thu, 08 Apr 2021 00:00:00 +0100