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WORLD IN BRIEF : JAPAN : 330 Whales Killed in Antarctic Hunt

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Japan’s whaling fleet returned from the Antarctic Ocean after killing 330 minke whales in the third season of a controversial research program aimed at counting the whale population. Tokyo hopes to persuade the International Whaling Commission, which imposed a worldwide moratorium on commercial whaling in 1986, to partially lift the ban. Anti-whaling groups call the research a veiled form of commercial whaling.


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