Japan whaling fleet returns from Antarctic hunt with 333 whales

The International Court of Justice ruled in 2014 that Japan’s whaling in the Southern Ocean should stop, prompting it to call off its hunt that season, although it said at the time it intended to resume later. Japan then amended its plan for the next season to cut the number of minke whales it aimed to take by two-thirds from previous hunts. The final ships of the four-vessel whaling fleet returned to Shimonoseki in southwestern Japan on Thursday, having achieved the goal of 333 minke whales, the Fisheries Agency said.Animal and Pet News

March 24, 2016 9:37 pm

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