31 Mar '17, 6am

#NEWSGRAPHIC Japan kills 333 whales in annual Antarctic hunt

#NEWSGRAPHIC Japan kills 333 whales in annual Antarctic hunt

A Japanese whaling fleet returned to port Friday after an annual Antarctic hunt that killed more than 300 of the mammals as Tokyo pursues the programme in defiance of global criticism. The fleet set sail for the Southern Ocean in November, with plans to slaughter 333 minke whales, flouting a worldwide moratorium and opposition led by Australia and New Zealand. The fleet consisted of five ships, three of which arrived in the morning at Shimonoseki port in western Japan, the country's Fisheries Agency said. More than 200 people, including crew members and their families, gathered in the rain for a 30-minute ceremony in front of the Nisshin Maru, the fleet's main ship, according to an official of the Shimonoseki City government. In a press release, the agency described the mission as "research for the purpose of studying the ecological system in the Antarctic Sea". But enviro...

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Japan kills 333 whales in annual Antarctic hunt

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