Latest Whaling in Japan Stories
Officials said Tuesday that an anti-whaling activist from New Zealand is in custody on a Japanese vessel and will be taken to Japan to face charges after secretly boarding the ship as part of a protest.
A fisheries official announced Wednesday that Japan will propose scaling down its troubled annual whale hunt in Antarctica, on conditions that it is allowed to whale commercially in its own coastal waters.
As an ongoing whaling dispute between Japan and Australia heats up, lawmakers of Japanâ€™s ruling party are rethinking a possible defense logistics accord between the two nations.
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A futuristic powerboat left Australia on Tuesday en route to Antarctic seas on a mission to harass Japanese whalers.
On Monday the Japanese head of state made a diplomatic but earnest plea for Netherlandsâ€™ authorities to take punitive measures against a Dutch-registered sea vessel used by the radical environmentalist group Sea Shepherd Conservation Society to harass Japanese whaling ships in the waters of the Antarctic.
A US fisheries expert and outgoing chair of the IWC proposed that ending the commercial hunting ban on whales could actually benefit whale conservation efforts.
-- With International Whaling Commission Meetings in Portugal Kicking Off, Animal Planet Gauges Americans' Knowledge of Whaling Debate -- NEW YORK, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Animal Planet today released the results of a national Online Zogby Interactive poll of 3,412 Americans to coincide with the 61st annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission.
Peace agreements over whaling have stalled between pro and anti-whaling nations.
The Japanese government argued in support of its latest whaling mission on Wednesday, claiming that its call for the killing of 60 minke whales is for research purposes only.