|3.||World Meteorological Organisation (WMO)|
|4.||International Whaling Commission|
|5.||Vessels set sail as Japan resumes commercial whaling|
World Meteorological Organisation (WMO)
International Whaling Commission
Vessels set sail as Japan resumes commercial whaling
- Japan began its first commercial whale hunts in more than three decades, brushing aside outrage over its resumption of a practice that conservationists call cruel and outdated.
- The first whale has been caught.
- The country’s Fisheries Agency said it had set a cap for a total catch of 227 whales through the season until late December 2019.
- The hunts come after Japan’s withdrawal from the International Whaling Commission, a move slammed by anti-whaling activists but welcomed by Japanese whaling communities.
- Whaling has long proved a diplomatic flashpoint for Tokyo, which says the practice is a Japanese tradition that should not be subject to international interference.