A Japanese whaling fleet came back to port, on Friday, after an annual Antarctic hunt that killed more than 300 of the mammals, Press TV reported.
Three ships out of the fleet’s five ones returned in the morning at Shimonoseki port in western Japan, the country’s Fisheries Agency said.
In a press release, the agency described the mission as “research for the purpose of studying the ecological system in the Antarctic Sea”.
On the other hand, environmentalists and the International Court of Justice (ICJ) call to put an end to Japanese whaling.
Noting that Japan also caught 333 mink whales in the previous season ending in 2016 after a one-year hiatus prompted by an ICJ ruling.