Caught out

 作者:柏咕懋     |      日期:2019-03-06 05:20:10
By Jonathan Knight JAPAN’S annual scientific catch of whales is disguising an undocumented trade in meat from accidentally caught and possibly poached whales, claim researchers. According to a new analysis of whale meat in the country, if the trade continues it could drive a unique subgroup of minke whales in the Sea of Japan to extinction. Sale of whale meat is legal in Japan if it comes from frozen stockpiles, from the annual catch of around 500 minke whales which the government is allowed to kill for scientific study,