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Catches Taken: Special Permit

Click HERE for a list of commercial catches taken under objection since the zero catch limits came into force
Click HERE for a list of aboriginal subsistence catches taken since the zero catch limits came into force
Click HERE for a list of special permit catches taken since the zero catch limits came into force

SPECIAL PERMIT CATCHES SINCE 1985

Nation Area Type Fin Sperm Sei Bryde's Minke Total
1986        
Iceland W. Iceland Coastal 76 0 40 0 0 116
Rep. of Korea Korea Coastal 0 0 0 0 69 69
Total     76 0 40 0 69 185
1987 (and 1987/88 Antarctic Season)      
Iceland W. Iceland Coastal 80 0 20 0 0 100
Japan Antarctic Pelagic 0 0 0 0 273 273
Total     80 0 20 0 273 373
1988 (and 1988/89 Antarctic Season)      
Iceland W. Iceland Coastal 68 0 10 0 0 78
Norway NE Atlantic Small type 0 0 0 0 29 29
Japan Antarctic Pelagic 0 0 0 0 241 241
Total     68 0 10 0 270 348
1989 (and 1989/90 Antarctic Season)      
Iceland W. Iceland Coastal 68 0 0 0 0 68
Norway NE Atlantic Small type 0 0 0 0 17 17
Japan Antarctic Pelagic 0 0 0 0 330 330
Total     68 0 0 0 347 415
1990 (and 1990/91 Antarctic Season)      
Norway NE Atlantic Small type 0 0 0 0 5 5
Japan Antarctic Pelagic 0 0 0 0 327 327
Total     0 0 0 0 332 332
1991 (and 1991/92 Antarctic Season)      
Japan Antarctic Pelagic 0 0 0 0 288 288
1992 (and 1992/93 Antarctic Season)      
Norway NE Atlantic Small type 0 0 0 0 95 95
Japan Antarctic Pelagic 0 0 0 0 330 330
Total     0 0 0 0 425 425
1993 (and 1993/94 Antarctic Season)      
Norway NE Atlantic Small type 0 0 0 0 69 69
Japan Antarctic Pelagic 0 0 0 0 330 330
Total     0 0 0 0 399 399
1994 (and 1994/95 Antarctic Season)      
Norway NE Atlantic Small type 0 0 0 0 74 74
Japan NW Pacific Pelagic 0 0 0 0 21 21
Japan Antarctic Pelagic 0 0 0 0 330 330
Total     0 0 0 0 425 425
1995 (and 1995/96 Antarctic Season)      
Japan NW Pacific Pelagic 0 0 0 0 100 100
Japan Antarctic Pelagic 0 0 0 0 440 440
Total     0 0 0 0 540 540
1996 (and 1996/97 Antarctic Season)      
Japan NW Pacific Pelagic 0 0 0 0 77 77
Japan Antarctic Pelagic 0 0 0 0 440 440
Total     0 0 0 0 517 517
1997 (and 1997/98 Antarctic Season)      
Japan NW Pacific Pelagic 0 0 0 0 100 100
Japan Antarctic Pelagic 0 0 0 0 438 438
Total     0 0 0 0 538 538
1998 (and 1998/99 Antarctic Season)      
Japan NW Pacific Pelagic 0 0 0 1 100 101
Japan Antarctic Pelagic 0 0 0 0 389 389
Total     0 0 0 1 489 490
1999 (and 1999/2000 Antarctic Season)      
Japan NW Pacific Pelagic 0 0 0 0 100 100
Japan Antarctic Pelagic 0 0 0 0 439 439
Total     0 0 0 0 539 539
2000 (and 2000/01 Antarctic Season)      
Japan NW Pacific Pelagic 0 5 0 43 40 88
Japan Antarctic Pelagic 0 0 0 0 444 444
Total     0 5 0 43 484 532
2001 (and 2001/02 Antarctic Season)      
Japan NW Pacific Pelagic 0 8 1 50 100 159
Japan Antarctic Pelagic 0 0 0 0 452 452
Total     0 8 1 50 552 611
2002 (and 2002/03 Antarctic Season)      
Japan Japan Coastal 0 0 0 0 50 50
Japan NW Pacific Pelagic 0 5 40 50 102 197
Japan Antarctic Pelagic 0 0 0 0 441 441
Total     0 5 40 50 593 688
2003 (and 2003/04 Antarctic Season)      
Iceland Iceland Small type 0 0 0 0 37 37
Japan Japan Coastal 0 0 0 0 50 50
Japan NW Pacific Pelagic 0 10 50 50 101 211
Japan Antarctic Pelagic 0 0 0 0 443 443
Total     0 10 50 50 631 741
2004 (and 2004/05 Antarctic Season)      
Iceland Iceland Small type 0 0 0 0 25 25
Japan Japan Coastal 0 0 0 0 60 60
Japan NW Pacific Pelagic 0 3 100 51 100 254
Japan Antarctic Pelagic 0 0 0 0 441 441
Total     0 3 100 51 626 780
2005 (and 2005/06 Antarctic Season)      
Iceland Iceland Small type 0 0 0 0 39 39
Japan Japan Coastal 0 0 0 0 121 121
Japan NW Pacific Pelagic 0 5 100 50 101 256
Japan** Antarctic Pelagic 10 0 0 0 856 866
Total     10 5 100 50 1,117 1,282
2006 (and 2006/07 Antarctic Season)      
Iceland Iceland Small type 0 0 0 0 60 60
Japan Japan Coastal 0 0 0 0 97 97
Japan NW Pacific Pelagic 0 6 101 51 100 258
Japan** Antarctic Pelagic 3 0 0 0 508 511
Total     3 6 101 51 765 926
2007 (and 2007/08 Antarctic Season)      
Iceland Iceland Small type 0 0 0 0 39 39
Japan Japan Coastal 0 0 0 0 108 108
Japan NW Pacific Pelagic 0 3 100 50 100 253
Japan** Antarctic Pelagic 0 0 0 0 551 551
Total     0 3 100 50 798 951
2008 (and 2008/09 Antarctic Season)      
Japan Japan Coastal 0 0 0 0 112 112
Japan NW Pacific Pelagic 0 2 100 50 59 211
Japan** Antarctic Pelagic 1 0 0 0 680 681
Total     1 2 100 50 851 1,004
2009 (and 2009/10 Antarctic Season)      
Japan Japan Coastal 0 0 0 0 122 122
Japan NW Pacific Pelagic 0 1 101 50 43 195
Japan** Antarctic Pelagic 1 0 0 0 507 508
Total     1 1 101 50 672 825
2010 (and 2010/11 Antarctic Season)      
Japan Japan Coastal 0 0 0 0 105 105
Japan NW Pacific Pelagic 0 3 100 50 14 167
Japan** Antarctic Pelagic 2 0 0 0 171 173
Total     2 3 100 50 290 445
2011 (and 2011/12 Antarctic Season)      
Japan Japan Coastal 0 0 0 0 77 77
Japan NW Pacific Pelagic 0 1 96 50 49 196
Japan** Antarctic Pelagic 1 0 0 0 266 267
Total     1 1 96 50 392 540
2012 (and 2012/13 Antarctic season)      
Japan Japan Coastal 0 0 0 0 110 110
Japan NW Pacific Pelagic 0 3 100 34 74 211
Japan** Antarctic Pelagic 0 0 0 0 103 103
Total     0 3 100 34 287 424
2013 (and 2013/14 Antarctic season)      
Japan Japan Coastal 0 0 0 0 92 92
Japan NW Pacific Pelagic 0 1 100 28 3 132
Japan** Antarctic Pelagic 0 0 0 0 252 252
Total     0 1 100 28 347 476
2014 (and 2014/15 Antarctic season)      
Japan Japan Coastal 0 0 0 0 81 81
Japan NW Pacific Pelagic 0 0 90 25 0 115
Total     0 0 90 25 81 196
2015 (and 2015/16 Antarctic season)      
Japan Japan Coastal 0 0 0 0 70 70
Japan NW Pacific Pelagic 0 0 90 25 0 115
Japan Antarctic Pelagic 0 0 0 0 335 335
Total     0 0 90 25 405 520
2016 (and 2016/17 Antarctic season)              
Japan Japan Coastal 0 0 0 1* 37 38
Japan NW Pacific Pelagic 0 0 90 25 0 115
Japan Antarctic Pelagic 0 0 0 0 335 335
Total     0 0 90 26 372 488
*1 Bryde's shot by mistake (Infraction)              
Overall Total:     310 56 1,429 734 14,714 17,243

** These catches have been discussed by the International Court of Justice (Whaling in the Antarctic (Australia v. Japan: New Zealand Intervening) and at IWC65 in 2014 (Items 7.5 and 15.1).  See further details at: