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Japan wraps up Pacific whale hunt

Published on Jul 29, 2014 6:03 PM
 
A Japanese whaling fleet (left) leaving from Ayukawa port in Ishinomaki City, northern Japan on April 26, 2014. Japan announced on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, that it had wrapped up a whale hunt in the Pacific, the second campaign since the UN's top court ordered Tokyo to halt a separate slaughter in the Antarctic. -- PHOTO: AFP

TOKYO (AFP) - Japan announced Tuesday that it had wrapped up a whale hunt in the Pacific, the second campaign since the UN's top court ordered Tokyo to halt a separate slaughter in the Antarctic.

The country's fisheries agency said 115 whales were killed during the two-and-a-half month campaign as the whaling fleet returned home.

The hunt saw 90 Sei whales and 25 Bryde's whales killed, in line with a pre-hunt target, the agency said, adding that there was no interference from anti-whaling activists.

Sometimes violent exchanges between Japanese whalers and activists have become a regular occurrence during the high-seas hunts.

 
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