Tag - research-whaling



May 28, 2016
Record low number of whales culled off Miyagi coastline in spring
Only 16 whales were taken this spring off Miyagi Prefecture under the government's “research whaling” program, a record low since it began in 2003.
Japan Times
Nov 21, 2015
Resumption of Antarctic whaling flouts rule of law
The rule of law has been Japan's trump card in its ongoing rhubarb with China over competing territorial claims in the East China Sea.
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.
Aug 24, 2015
Japan wraps up 10 weeks of 'research whaling' in Pacific
The fisheries Agency said 90 sei whales and 25 Bryde's whales were caught as planned, during 10 weeks of so-called research whaling in the northwestern Pacific.
May 28, 2015
Record-low 19 minke whales hunted off Tohoku coast
A nonprofit organization engaging in coastal whaling said it hunted 19 minke whales off the coast of Miyagi Prefecture this year, the lowest number since the whaling for research purposes started there in 2003.
Apr 10, 2015
Minke whaling begins in Japanese coastal waters
Four whaling ships left a northeastern port Friday to hunt up to 51 minke whales in coastal waters in the period up to May 26 as part of the government's scientific research whaling in the northwestern Pacific.
Japan Times
Nov 18, 2014
Japan to hunt Antarctic whales, but cut catch target by two-thirds
The government said Tuesday it will reduce the number of whales to be taken in the Antarctic Ocean to one-third of the previous target as the country resumes research whaling in the region in defiance of an order by the International Court of Justice.
Sep 18, 2014
Japan tells IWC it will resume whaling despite international court's halt order
Japan told an International Whaling Commission meeting Wednesday that it will resume its so-called research whaling in the Antarctic next fiscal year, while vowing to improve the transparency of the activities over which it lost an international court case earlier this year.
Aug 28, 2014
Japan to declare continuation of 'research whaling' at September IWC meet
Japan plans to declare its intention to continue "research whaling" during a general meeting of the International Whaling Commission to be held in Slovenia in mid-September, government sources said Wednesday.
Jun 14, 2014
Whaling catch sinks to new low
Japan's first "research whaling" trip since an international court banned such activities in the Antarctic earlier this year produced its lowest catch in northeastern waters since 2003, a whaling association said.
Japan Times
Apr 13, 2014
Government plans to resume 'research whaling' in 2015
The Institute of Cetacean Research files briefs in Seattle District Court stating its intent to resume whale hunting in the Southern Ocean as early as fiscal 2015.


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