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Japan to start whale hunting season in North Pacific

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Tokyo: Japan begins its annual spring whale hunt in the North Pacific on Saturday, which will last till May, the fisheries agency has announced.

The fleet, comprising four whalers, will set sail from Ishinomaki in northeastern Japan with a target to hunt a maximum of 51 minke whales in an area of around 80 km, EFE news reported.

The aim of the programme is to study the contents of the stomach and other scientific facets of the captured whales to better manage their population.

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