In 2006, at least 2,210 whales were killed in world's oceans. 52 more were struck by harpoons, but were not caught. Whaling nations include Japan (1,221), Norway (545), Denmark (197), Russian Federation (137), Iceland (68), United States (39), Korea (2), and St. Vincent and the Grenadines (1).

Each year, an estimated 300,000 cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises) die when they become entangled in the lines and nets of fishers.