Japan ships leave on whaling expedition in Antarctic through March

Nov 18, 2016

Japan ships leave on whaling expedition in Antarctic through March

Japanese vessels left Friday to conduct what Tokyo calls “research whaling” in the Antarctic Ocean through March. Japan is planning to hunt 333 Antarctic minke whales in its second whaling expedition in the Antarctic Ocean since an international court ruled against the practice in ...

Nation's whaling program up against the wall

Jun 18, 2014

Nation's whaling program up against the wall

Beset from all sides, the whaling industry is standing at a crossroads after losing a case filed by Australia at a United Nations court seeking an end to Japan’s whaling in the Antarctic Ocean. The ruling by the International Court of Justice in late ...

Apr 8, 2014

Japan caught 251 whales in Antarctic Ocean in fiscal 2013

Japan caught 251 southern minke whales as part of its research whaling program in the Antarctic Ocean in fiscal 2013, which ended March 31, the Fisheries Agency said Tuesday. The number was larger than the 103 whales caught in the previous year, but far ...