Japan kills 177 whales during annual hunt in Pacific Ocean

Japan has completed its whaling season in the northwest Pacific Ocean having killed 177 whales

27 September 2017, 10:32am
A dead minke whale is unloaded in Kushiro on the Japanese island of Hokkaido
A dead minke whale is unloaded in Kushiro on the Japanese island of Hokkaido
Three ships, which left port in June, caught 43 minke whales and 134 sei whales.

Japan’s fisheries
agency said it would
collect data on the whales’ stomach contents and report its findings to the International Whaling Commission.

Japan’s fisheries agency submitted a plan to the IWC to capture 304 whales per year in the northwestern Pacific between the 2017 and 2028 fiscal years.