News tagged with minke whales

Japan starts Pacific 'research' whaling

A fleet of four Japanese ships left the northern main island of Hokkaido on Sunday to start the seasonal "research" whaling hunt in Pacific coastal waters, local media said.

Sep 07, 2014
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Japan whaling future in doubt after court ruling

The future of whaling in Japan was thrown into doubt after the International Court of Justice ruled Monday that the nation's annual hunt in the Antarctic was not really for scientific purposes—as Tokyo ...

Mar 31, 2014
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Japan Spring whaling haul at record low

Japanese whalers hunting the mammals in the northwestern Pacific caught a record-low 34 minke whales this Spring, the fisheries agency said Thursday, blaming bad weather.

Jun 06, 2013
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Harpoonless Japanese whalers heading for Antarctic

Japanese whalers will set out for the Antarctic this week, but will leave their harpoons at home after the United Nations' top court last year ruled their annual hunt was illegal, the government said Tuesday.

Jan 06, 2015
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Proposed kill quotas for whales too high: scientists

The International Whaling Commission starts a key meeting Monday to debate catch quotas which could replace a moratorium on hunting though a key scientific committee will say the catch limits are too high, ...

Jun 21, 2010
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Japan whaling haul at 'record low'

The haul from Japan's whaling mission in the Southern Ocean was a "record low" this year, a government minister said, blaming "unforgivable sabotage" by activists.

Apr 05, 2013
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