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Posted by on Jan 24, 2018 in Animals, Environment, Japan | 0 comments

Japan seeks upgraded whaling ship in sign hunts will continue

Japan is considering upgrading its ageing lead whaling ship, a fisheries official confirmed Wednesday, in a sign that the country’s controversial Antarctic hunts will continue despite international protests. The Fisheries Agency has requested 100 million yen ($910,000) in the national budget for a study into the future of commercial whaling, an agency official told AFP, including…