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Worst ever whale catch

Postby fsm » Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:37 pm

The Japanese whaling fleet has had its worst ever season in the southern ocean, an anti-whaling group claims.

Sea Shepherd Australia says the Japanese fleet managed to catch only 103 whales in 2012-13, less than 10 per cent of its annual quota.

The Japanese Institute for Cetacean Research had intended to catch 50 humpback whales, 50 fin whales and 935 minke whales this season.

Sea Shepherd Australia Captain Siddharth Chakravarty is delighted to have held back the Japanese fleet, saying it had lost prestige.

"It is a definitely an epic moment in Sea Shepherd's history, however it is an even bigger one for the whales," he said in a statement.

"The whales were spared the harpoons."


http://www.smh.com.au/environment/whale-watch/japan-whalers-haveworst-ever-catch-20130406-2hed5.html
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