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Japan unveils plan for research whaling

  • June 8, 2017
  • , Asahi, Yomiuri
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Several papers reported that the Fisheries Agency has submitted to the IWC a plan for research whaling in the northwestern Pacific for the period from FY2017 through FY2028 with the goal of producing a catch estimate for future commercial whaling. This year’s plan will begin this month with the goal of a catch of 304 whales per annum, 87 more than under the last plan.   

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