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Japan says it will resume commercial whaling in July 2019

Wednesday, December 26, 2018, 7:18 PM

Japan will withdraw from the IWC and resume commercial whaling from July, it said on Wednesday, abandoning a decades-old campaign to persuade the commission to allow it to hunt whales commercially. "The declaration today is out of step with the international community, let alone the protection needed to safeguard the future of our oceans and these majestic creatures," international conservationist group Greenpeace said.