Regulatory News

Prohibited from hunting whales in the Southern Ocean by the International Court of Justice, Japan intends to resume fishing of aquatic mammals in the region within the limits imposed by the decision of the Hague Tribunal. The proposal will be presented at the International Whaling Commission meeting, which begins on the 15th in Slovenia. The Asian country claims that whale hunting has scientific order.

Before sentencing, which occurred in May, Japan was capturing 850 minke whales, 50 humpback whales and 50 rorqual whales per season. The idea now is to limit catches of the minke species, the most common of the three, and recalculate the dimensions of future whaling campaigns.

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