Nov 18, 2015

Australia court fines Japanese firm $700,000 for killing whales

A Sydney court fined a Japanese firm 1 million Australian dollars ($709,300) Wednesday for repeatedly killing Antarctic minke whales in an Australian Southern Ocean sanctuary. The Federal Court found that Kyodo Senpaku Kaisha harpooned the animals in contravention of parts of Australia’s Environment Protection ...

Sep 5, 2015

Japan begins 'research whaling' season off coast of Hokkaido

Japan’s so-called research whaling season began Saturday off Kushiro, Hokkaido, to study the impact of minke whales on local fisheries. Eight minke whales were caught on the first day of whaling, which lasts through late October. Up to 51 minkes will be caught during ...

Sep 3, 2015

Japan to conduct 'research whaling' off northern Japan

The government will conduct so-called research whaling off Hokkaido in northern Japan from this Saturday through late October, with plans to take up to 51 minke whales, the Fisheries Agency said Wednesday. The coastal whaling — to be conducted off Kushiro, Hokkaido, on the ...

Whale hunt to be resumed this year, official says

Jun 23, 2015

Whale hunt to be resumed this year, official says

Japan’s chief whaling negotiator says the hunt in the Antarctic will be resumed this year despite a call by global regulators for more evidence that the expeditions have a scientific purpose. Joji Morishita said Monday the debate about whether Japan should be hunting whales ...