Japan's research whaling fleet leaves for Antarctic

National Dec 7, 2013

Japan's research whaling fleet leaves for Antarctic

Three ships have left Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, to join the mother vessel Nisshin Maru and hunt up to 935 Antarctic minke whales and 50 fin whales through March. The Fisheries Agency had kept secret the departure date of the whaling fleet as a precaution against ...