Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Japan cuts Pacific whale quota by 45%

Posted by: Kevin Heath / 2 days ago

Japan has stated that the annual whale quota from the North Pacific whale hunt is to be cut by 45% – from 380 whales to 210. The start of the whaling hunt will also be delayed for 4 days so that the sailing of the whaling fleet does not clash with the visit of US President Barack Obama.

The whalers are set to sail from Miyagi for the whaling grounds in the North Pacific on Sunday 26th April.

Japan’s Agriculture and Fishing Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi announced the reduced quota following a Cabinet meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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