Japan is threatening to quit the International Whaling Commission after losing its bid to restructure the IWC and make the resumption of whaling easier.
Japan is pushing for a restructure of the International Whaling Commission that would make it easier to pass decisions — a move it hopes will make it easier to eventually resume commercial whaling.
The great northern whale migration resulted in some spectacular viewing for whale watchers off the West Australian coastline.
A government-backed marketing campaign spruiks whale meat as a delicacy in Norway, with whale protein pills, whale energy drinks and whale oil skin creams also on the market.
The vision captured by Australian Customs officers in the Southern Ocean is so sensitive the Government fought for years to keep it secret, saying it could damage relations with Japan.