Japan kills 333 whales in Antarctic, ignoring global criticism

The Japanese whaling fleet returned to western Japan Friday after killing 333 whales in the Antarctic region, the government said, despite international criticism.

Australia to push for end to all commercial and "scientific" whaling

Australia will push for a permanent end to all forms of whaling, including the "so-called scientific," environment minister Josh Frydenberg said ahead of the biennial meeting of the International Whaling Commission in Portoroz of Slovenia this week.

Japan starts controversial whaling off northern island

Whalers from Japan on Monday have started hunting up to 51 minke whales in waters off the country's northern island of Hokkaido, the government said despite international criticism.

Sea Shepherd agrees not to disrupt Japanese whaling

Prominent anti-whaling group, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, has agreed to refrain from hindering Japanese whaling activities under a US court-mediated settlement, a Japanese government-affiliated organization said Tuesday.

Japan captures 115 whales in north-western Pacific despite criticism

Japan ended its controversial annual whaling in the north-western Pacific Ocean on Monday, capturing a total of 115 whales, the government said.