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Concern raised about Japan’s hunting of sei whale in Pacific

  • November 28, 2017
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , Kyodo
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Tokyo Shimbun ran a Kyodo story from Geneva on the beginning on Monday of a meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Washington Convention), noting that a number of participants raised opposition to Japan’s scientific whaling of sei whales in the northwestern Pacific. They harbored doubts about whether Japan’s program is “scientific” as claimed by the GOJ. Japanese representatives dismissed criticism by emphasizing that Japan’s catch has not affected the sei whale population. This was reportedly the first time for a Washington Convention session to address Japan’s hunting of sei whales.    

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