251 minke whales killed in Japan's final Antarctic hunt
April 10, 2014, 12:04 am TWN
TOKYO--Japan killed 251 minke whales during the 2014 Antarctic hunt, in what is expected to be the last “research whaling” mission in the Southern Ocean after an international court ruling.
According to data released by Japan's Fisheries Agency on Tuesday, the catch was more than double last year's tally of 103 minke whales, but much smaller than the target of 935.
The whalers caught no fin whales during the hunt, which ran between Jan. 3 and March 13, the agency said.