2015/2016 quota for drive fisheries in Taiji
The quota allows for 1,873 small cetaceans from seven species to be taken via the drive method.
The 2015/2016 quota has been reduced from last season’s by 65 animals (1,873 total vs. 1,938 total). Three species showed reductions in quotas, they are: bottlenose dolphins who were reduced by 47 individuals (462 vs. 509), pilot whales reduced by 13 individuals (101 vs. 114) and Risso’s dolphins reduced 5 individuals (256 vs. 261).
Numbers posted are not official statistics but reflect estimates as given by witnesses on site. Pod size estimates will be rounded up, for example, if 20-25 animals are reported, 25 will be noted in the table.
All information has been collated by Ceta Base, please visit their site for further information.
Since the start of the season on September 1st, 2015 a total of 902 dolphins from 5 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.