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Whale meat on sale in Tokyo. Pic: Jessica Spengler (Flickr CC)

Reactions to Japan’s new whaling target

By Wed, Nov 19, 2014 8:50AM UTC Comments Off Whale meat on sale in Tokyo. Pic: Jessica Spengler (Flickr CC)

In hopes of resuming its controversial Antarctic whale hunt, the Japanese government has announced that it will slash its yearly quota for minke whales by nearly two thirds, down to 333. Last year the Japanese Fisheries Agency had a goal of harpooning 855 minke whales, 50 humpback whales and 10 fin whales, though their efforts fell far short, at least partly due to the efforts of anti-whaling activist group Sea Shepherd....

Sea Shepherd to hunt toothfish poachers in Antarctic

By Fri, Oct 24, 2014 6:27PM UTC Comments Off Toothfish lying on deck (Photo: Supplied)

Marine conservation group, the Sea Shepherd, is gearing up for another Southern Ocean expedition in time for an Antarctic summer. The group suspects the Japanese will not return to kill whales this hunting season, but if they do, they will drive them back to Japan. The International Court of Justice declared in March this year Japanese whaling in the area is illegal....

Japan to resume Antarctic whale hunt next year

By Thu, Sep 04, 2014 1:02PM UTC Comments Off Japanese vessel Yushin Maru No. 2, center, sails alongside Sea Shepherds' The Bob Barker, left,  in the Southern Ocean off Antarctica earlier this year. Pic: AP.

TOKYO (AP) — Japan plans to resume Antarctic whaling next year, but with fewer killings and involving only minke whale, revising a research program that was rejected by the U.N.'s top court. ...

Japan kills 30 whales in 1st hunt since ICJ ruling

By Sat, Jun 14, 2014 3:48PM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has caught 30 whales off its northern coast in its first hunt since an international court ordered the halt of its annual expedition in the Antarctic. ...

Japan pro-whaling lobby vows to continue hunts

By Wed, Apr 16, 2014 11:11AM UTC Comments Off Japanese vessel Yushin Maru No. 2, center, sails alongside Sea Shepherds' The Bob Barker, left,  in the Southern Ocean off Antarctica earlier this year. Pic: AP.

TOKYO (AP) — Hundreds of pro-whaling Japanese officials, lawmakers and lobby group members have vowed to continue whale hunts despite a world court ruling that halted the country's Antarctic whaling program....

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