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Japan hits cap on commercial hunting of Bryde's whales

Hunters have capacity left for 20 more minke and sei whales this year

Whale meat at Wada port in Minamiboso, southeast of Tokyo. Since it decided to resume whale hunting, Japan has set a catch quota of 227 whales for this year.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan's practice of commercial whaling, which resumed on July 1 after a 31-year hiatus, has so far resulted in the capture of 150 Bryde's whales, hitting the cap set on the main species for this year on Tuesday.

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