Japan’s whaling vessels heading to Antarctic – but without their harpoons

Publication Date: 
Jan 7 2015
archive photo © IFAW
archive photo © IFAW

A smaller than usual Japanese whaling fleet is due to leave port in Shimonoseki tomorrow (Thursday) to carry out research in the Antarctic - but no whales will be harpooned after the World Court ruled last year that its ‘scientific’ whaling in the Southern Ocean was illegal.

Japan’s Fisheries Agency announced that a reduced number of boats will instead head to the Antarctic to carry out sighting surveys, biopsy work and photo identification of whales led by the country’s Institute of Cetacean Research.

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Tokyo, Japan
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