Japan Taiji Town Fisheries Association plans to restart commercial whaling in July
January 25, 2019 15:09 Source: China News Net
BEIJING, January 25 (Xinhua) -- According to the Kyodo News Agency, on the 24th local time, the Japanese Fisheries Association said that the Japanese government has announced that it will withdraw from the International Whaling Commission (IWC), the fishery association plan of Taiji-cho, Wakayama Prefecture. Since July, we have joined forces with private companies to restart commercial whaling for about 31 years.
According to the person concerned, the "Waisheng Pill", a small whaling ship of the Taiji-cho fishing association that participated in the research and whaling of the Japanese coast, will be with the Shibukawa Whaling Company in Miyagi Prefecture, and the private companies in Hokkaido and Chiba Prefecture. Four ships form a fleet.
He also said that the whaling program will be launched on July 1. The candidate exit sites include Hokkaido Kushiro Port with Whale Dismemberment and Hachinohe Port of Aomori Prefecture. The fleet will catch minke whales in the offshore sea for about a week.
After that, until the end of August, "The 7th Victory Pill" will be fishing in the offshore area of Chiba Prefecture to catch beetle whales and pilot whales. It is expected that from September to October, four ships of private enterprises will rejoin and whaling operations will be carried out offshore Kushiro. The number of captures is undetermined.
At the end of December 2018, the Japanese government announced its withdrawal from the International Whaling Commission and plans to restart commercial whaling. This move has been condemned by the international community.
It is understood that the International Whaling Commission was established in 1946 to protect the number of whales in the world. As part of this mission, it announced the suspension of commercial whaling in 1986. On the grounds of cultural traditions, Japan shows that it is necessary to continue to kill whales for the fishing industry and consumers.