Regulatory News

Despite the international law banning the act, this month, Japan has returned to hunting whales in Antarctica. The Japanese government claims it is for scientific purposes and pledged to capture a maximum of 333 aquatic mammals. Since last year, the International Court of Justice ruled that the country could not catch whales in the south polar region.

The prohibition coming down from The Hague Court was not suspended, but Japan claims that the hunt is limited to minke whales which are not endangered and are only intended to be used for research.

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