The activist organization Sea Shepherd against whaling, reported that it was noticed the Japanese ship with a dead whale on Board. A group of kilobits tried to cover up a dead whale carcass with a tarp, when the helicopter approached the ship in the waters of the Australian whale sanctuary.
Captain Adam Meyerson of the latest patrol ship Sea Shepherd, which floats for the southern ocean reported that the crew was caught "red-handed". The whaling division at Japan's fisheries said it was aware of the statement, Sea Shepherd and the photos, but the Agency decided to refrain from commenting until then, until they receive a report from the Japanese vessel.
In 2014, the international court of justice ruled against the killing of whales by the Japanese whaling fleets. In Japan every year to kill 333 Antarctic minke whales. The country's Ministry of fisheries said that the need to adopt best management practices populations of whales. Anti-whaling group from New Zealand and Australia say that Japan uses a loophole in the international ban on commercial whaling that allows whales to be killed if it is for scientific research.
In his statement on Monday, the Minister of Australia on issues of environment and energy Josh Frydenberg repeated opposition to killing whales. "The Australian government is deeply disappointed that Japan decided to return to the southern ocean this summer and spend the so-called "scientific "whaling," the statement said. "Australia opposes all forms of commercial and so-called" scientific "whaling. It is not necessary to kill whales to study them."
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