News tagged with whale hunt

Japanese town's controversial dolphin hunt begins

A small Japanese town began its controversial dolphin hunt on Thursday after bad weather delayed the start, according to a local fisheries official, while a separate whaling hunt was due to start at the weekend.

dateSep 03, 2015 in Ecology
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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.

dateSep 07, 2014 in Ecology
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Japan wraps up Pacific whale hunt

Japan announced Tuesday that it had wrapped up a whale hunt in the Pacific, the second campaign since the UN's top court ordered Tokyo to halt a separate slaughter in the Antarctic.

dateJul 29, 2014 in Ecology
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Whale meat ship returns to Iceland

A shipment of 130 tonnes of fin whale meat has been sent back to Iceland, as jubilant animal rights activists on Sunday highlighted the "pointlessness" of the trade.

dateJul 22, 2013 in Ecology
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