"Japan Whaling Fleet Returns From Antarctic Hunt With 333 Whales"

"Japan's whaling fleet returned on Thursday from its Antarctic hunt after a year-long suspension with a take of more than 300 whales, including pregnant females.

The International Court of Justice ruled in 2014 that Japan's whaling in the Southern Ocean should stop, prompting it to call off its hunt that season, although it said at the time it intended to resume later.

Japan then amended its plan for the next season to cut the number of minke whales it aimed to take by two-thirds from previous hunts."

Elaine Lies reports for Reuters March 24, 2016.

Source: Reuters, 03/24/2016